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Mon Jan 10 03:11:21 UTC 2011
On 01/09/2011 08:34 PM, Jason White wrote:
> Try typing alt-ctrl-F1 to switch to a console, then log in and
> find out what is running. If it's gdm or a similar display
> manager, turn it off or remove it
If the display-manager (gdm, xdm, whatever) is spawned from the
inittab, killing it will just cause it to respawn. You usually
want something like
bash$ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
and then turn it off in subsequent reboots
bash$ sudo update-rc.d -f gdm remove
Occasionally this will come back if you do a system update that
brings in a new/updated version of your display-manager. In
theory, there's a way to tell it not to come back, but I think it
required knowing the start-position-number (in /etc/rc*.d/S##gdm
) to shut them off, and I have a script to just kill off a
bunch of processes I only want to run on-demand.
Granted, this is all predicated on assuming you want to kill X.
Jason also suggests you might want to set up Orca to have access
to X which would obviate my ramblings.
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