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probably a simple question, but i think im wording things wrongly to the googles:

i have a ubuntu 11 server that 90% of the time runs headless, and is only accessed over ssh.

i use it as a workstation occasionally, and use the GUI when i do. however, i do not want GDM / graphical login stuff to run at boot and waste resources.

tl;dr -- i want to have gnome installed, but not run until i login and "startx"

easy way to ensure i boot to a CLI only in ubuntu 11?

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sudo update-rc.d -f gdm remove

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hrm, the above didnt work. rebooted and it still came up with GDM / ubuntu graphical login. – adamfield Sep 20 '11 at 1:26
i was able to configure using this (slightly dated) but still 100% functional tutorial.… thanks for the help! – adamfield Sep 20 '11 at 1:36

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