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Re: [linux-392] Booting SUSE Linux w/o Gnome Desktop

From: Matthew J.
Sent on: Thursday, May 10, 2007 3:12 PM
Hey Doc, most distro's have a file /etc/inittab which has a line with  
something like id:5:initdefault: which sets the runlevel.

1 - Single user mode
  2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have  
  3 - Full multiuser mode
  4 - unused
  5 - X11

Those are the runlevels if you set yours to 3
you will boot to the command line and you can start a X11 session by  
the command startx.


On May 10, 2007, at 12:26 AM, Dock wrote:

> I know the answer is probably simple but I have Suse Linux 10.1 and by
> default it loads Gnome Desktop. I'd rather have it boot up to the BASH
> shell. I know there is some startup BASH script (I am not sure of the
> scripts name) or file where I can make this change, perhaps  
> ".bashrc". If
> anyone can help me I would be grateful.
> Also along the same lines, I would like to be able to start Gnome  
> or KDE
> from a bash shell manually. Also once you have an instance of KDE  
> or Gnome
> running, I can't seem to remember the keystrokes to switch back and  
> forth
> between that and a BASH shell.
> Thanks!
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