Assumes that you have the X Window System installed and will be using either GNOME or KDE as your graphical X Window System.
In order to disable X from loading during the boot sequence, it is recommended that you boot your system to runlevel 3. Booting your system to runlevel 3 will still allow you to log in as a system user but will provide a command line login instead of a graphical login. Once you are successfully logged in, you can then use the
startx command to bring your sy…
Edit /etc/inittab with your favourite editor and change the 5 to a 3:
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are: # 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this) # 1 - Single user mode # 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking) # 3 - Full multiuser mode # 4 - unused # 5 - X11 # 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this) # id:3:initdefault:
Reboot and DONE!