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disable X from loading on start up

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:

vim /etc/inittab

# 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!