teilhk at crosswinds.net
Fri Dec 23 10:10:06 PST 2005
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 05:08:33PM -0500, David R. Litwin wrote:
>>>What's the command to stop a service like gdm?
> Seems like a bad idea, unless the service is hung. Using the proper init
> script would make more sense. To simply stop the service, /etc/init.d/gdm
> as root would do the trick. To change things so that it does not start on
> the next boot, removing the symlink in the appropriate runlevel (the
> default is 2, I believe) would do the trick.
> If you're concerned with managing services on boot in general then I
> highly recommend a program such as sysv-rc-conf or rcconf to manage the
> symbolic links for you.
Actually, I needed to stop gdm only for installing a package. But you have
given me very valuable information. I appreciate your feedback.
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