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I would like to disable the "gdmgreeting" application that is a graphical frontend, as I only want console interfaces. This application runs on vt7 and restarts every time after I manually kill it. I have no desktop environment installed (gnome, kde), so this app just uses memory and CPU for nothing.

What can I do? I couldn't find any initscript or something like that that runs it.

The following processes are causing it to appear: /usr/bin/Xorg : 0 -br -audit 0 -auth /var/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7


Removing the full graphical frontend is a better solution (x11?).


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You want to change /etc/inittab and look for the line with initdefault, and change it from 5 to 3:

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Nice! Thanks. The following gives also the possibility to delete the X server: And it works!… Nota: change from 5 to 3, not from 4. – user28362 Mar 5 '10 at 14:21
Ah, thanks! I grew up w/ Slackware, where 4 was multiuser w/ X. I just never run RH with the gui, so I took a stab in the dark :) – Matt Simmons Mar 5 '10 at 14:27

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