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    startx

    THAT'S what I want to see when my computer boots up: how do I disable GDM? The damned thing WON'T let me log in as "root", so I'm doing all admin tasks in the GUI at a shell using "su"; it's a royal pain, I mean, I realize that you really should do admin stuff that way, but I'm the only user on my box: if someone tells me how to fix this, I PROMISE I won't break into my own box!!!

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    Re:startx

    first off what distro are you using? you can do ctrl, alt,backspace to get out of X and do things through the cli.
    maybe as easy as editing your /etc/inittab to run level 3.
    then again it depends on what youre using.

    SD

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    Re:startx

    [quote author=S.D.Willie link=board=6;threadid=4013;start=0#39979 date=1025643731]
    first off what distro are you using? you can do ctrl, alt,backspace to get out of X and do things through the cli.
    maybe as easy as editing your /etc/inittab to run level 3.
    then again it depends on what youre using.

    SD
    [/quote]WHOOPS; major brain fart (it's getting a little loose up there). I'm running Debian 3.0 (or it's running me- ragged>GRIN&lt

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    Re:startx

    Actually a really easy way to not have to do the su, but still keep your security intact is to use sudo.

    sudo command

    will do that as root. You can do that and save yourself alot of hassle. I gave up on su a while back.

    as root do a visudo /etc/sudoers to edit the file and you should immediate ability to use sudo.

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