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    Default How to disable display manager alltogether

    Hello,

    I recently installed tumbleweed. I don't really want to use gnome or KDE, so I am not interested in their respective display managers or lightdm, for that matter. Since I opted out of installing any desktop environment, xdm is running by default. How can I disable it? I know that the options regarding the display manger are in /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager, but I don't know what to set DISPLAYMANAGER_XSERVER to in order to disable xdm. How do I go about doing this?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Default Re: How to disable display manager alltogether

    Code:
    ln -sf /usr/lib/systemd/system/multi-user.target /etc/systemd/system/default.target
    Here is the link to the documentation section:
    https://doc.opensuse.org/documentati...t.systemd.boot
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    Default Re: How to disable display manager alltogether

    Quote Originally Posted by bdurham View Post
    Hello,

    I recently installed tumbleweed. I don't really want to use gnome or KDE, so I am not interested in their respective display managers or lightdm, for that matter. Since I opted out of installing any desktop environment, xdm is running by default. How can I disable it? I know that the options regarding the display manger are in /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager, but I don't know what to set DISPLAYMANAGER_XSERVER to in order to disable xdm. How do I go about doing this?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    Hi and welcome to the Forum
    I'm guessing you just want a console login (tty)?

    If so, use systemctl to set multi-user (aka runlevel 3)
    Code:
    systemctl set-default multi-user.target
    For a GUI, set to graphical.target or to start X/Wayland then use isolate rather than set default to just switch.

    To set other defaults use the command update-alternatives for the full list of options for login managers, DE's and the likes.
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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    Default Re: How to disable display manager alltogether

    Thank you for your advice! That worked perfectly. I simply want to login to a console and use xinit myself. Once again thank you.

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