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
> between that and a BASH shell.
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