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Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Wed Mar 13 00:35:58 UTC 2013

Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA wrote:
>> About a week ago while googling for a solution to my display 
>> resolution problem I happened across a simple command line entry that 
>> changed this computer such that it now boots to a text screen instead 
>> of the GUI.

> I found the answer to my question:
> Switch to runlevel 3 by default:
>   ln -sf /lib/systemd/system/multi-user.target 
> /etc/systemd/system/default.target

It does seem a rather brutal approach.  Considering that there are quite
a few "system default" settings that people want to play with, that need
configuring all over the place, it's a shame that we don't have a
*single* /etc/defaults location that lets one easily set run levels,
display managers, and other things, in a way that's obvious to
understand just by reading the current configurations set in it.

As opposed to making links, finding how GDM is started/chosen, likewise
for Gnome/KDE/others, etc.

[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r

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