Ubuntu and Debian run without starting x server, run tty console on restart
Posted by admin on October 07 2008 11:56:10

Ubuntu and Debian

There are several ways to make the system boot to a tty prompt without
starting X. The most direct way is to edit the file


and comment out the "/usr/sbin/gdm" or equivalent "kdm" line . Substitute
"false" without quotes. You could also simply clobber it with

echo "false" | sudo tee /etc/X11/default-display-manager    

You can edit /etc/inittab file to set custom runlevel for your system.