change of runlevel 5 to runlevel 3 in FreeBSD 6.1

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at
Wed Feb 14 06:56:20 UTC 2007

On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 02:35 pm, DeadMan Xia .... wrote:
> Dear Friends ,,
> Well i m facing some problem reagrding System Boot in FreeBSD
> 6.1, I have installed GNOME2 and when my system  reboots its
> start in X Windows. Now i want to change Run Level 5 to Run
> level 3. Can anybody help me out ?
Run level 3, 5; I think your in the wrong OS.
> I have tried these changes in /etc/ttys for ttyv8 in both way
> make ttyv8 comment or uncomment but in vain.
> ttyv0   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         cons25  on  secure
> # Virtual terminals
> ttyv1   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         cons25  on  secure
> ttyv2   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         cons25  on  secure
> ttyv3   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         cons25  on  secure
> ttyv4   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         cons25  on  secure
> ttyv5   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         cons25  on  secure
> ttyv6   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         cons25  on  secure
> ttyv7   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         cons25  on  secure
> #ttyv8  "/usr/X11R6/bin/kdm -nodaemon"  xterm   on  secure

This is just one of the ways of starting a X windows login.
The usual turn-off is to change the "on" to "off" rather than 
commenting the line.

But if you are running gnome you probably have 
in rc.conf. Change it to "NO"


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