Gnome Display Manager

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Fri Jul 16 02:09:08 UTC 2004

On Thursday 15 July 2004 20:28, Thomas Sapp wrote:
>How do I stop the GDM from starting up automatically?  Can I disable
> it long enough to log in as root and install an update to my video
> drivers?  I have tried pressing Ctrl+Alt+Backspace and it just
> restarts.  I have even tried gdm-stop after pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1
> and logging in, but GDM restarts.  I have heard of the ability to
> log in to single user mode but I am not sure how to do that either.
>  I have already done searches on the internet and I do not keep a
> running file of emails from this list.  I am just asking for some
> help, please.
in your /etc/inittab file, edit a line that says:




I don't think you'll have to reboot, just log out of x.  Then login on 
the screen you see after x has stopped.

>Tom Sapp

Cheers, Gene
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