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How or where do I configure puppy to NOT start xwin at boot?
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ap72

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Mar 2011, 23:57    Post subject:  How or where do I configure puppy to NOT start xwin at boot?
Subject description: I need to set up puppy to boot to command prompt
 

Hello puppy linux forum users and moderators,I'm trying to get puppy 5.2 to NOT start xwin at bootup time,I want everything elase to load as normal but just no xwin,is there a configuration file I can edit to do this?,your help and knowledge is greatly appreciated Smile thanks
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 00:19    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
Read the instructions at the boot prompt...
Entering "pfix=nox" starts Puppy without the xserver..
It is even in the example given...
Hope that helps...

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 00:41    Post subject:  

I forgot to mention I need to do this on a hard drive install so the f2 option is not there at boot time.
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 01:08    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
Go to /mnt/home/boot/grub
Open the file "menu.lst" in a text editor
Find the line that begins with "kernel=" and at the end add:
"pfix=nox" (without the quotes, of course)
Save the file and reboot...

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 16:12    Post subject:  

hey puppyluvr thanks,but I've tried pfix=nox in menu1st and nothing happens,xwin starts as usual,what am I missing Confused Question
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 17:18    Post subject:  

I just tried the live cd with pfix=nox and it argued about not finding the kernel or somthing to that effect then booted as usual,whats going on here!!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 17:38    Post subject:  

Please post your menu.lst entry. You may have put "pfix=nox" in the wrong place.

With the CD, you must type "puppy pfix=nox".
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 18:07    Post subject:  

okay here it is,I've tried both pfix=nox and puppy pfix=nox in the menu 1st file but no luck Confused
thanks a lot for your help Smile
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 18:14    Post subject:  

I thought .png would display and not be a download,sorry bout that[/code]
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 18:32    Post subject:  

I just checked a frugal install of Lupu 520 and "pfix=nox" did work. Maybe these kind of arguments don't get passed to a full install?
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 18:44    Post subject:  

man what a bummer Crying or Very sad
can I delete or modify some other system file more or less breaking xwin or somthing Question ,I really don't need it anyway for this particular puppy project,thanks again Smile
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 19:31    Post subject:  

Well you know,no worries Very Happy I have plenty of space and the drive and did a frugal install on one of the partitions and it works like it should.
Still scratching my head tho,I wonder just why the pfix=nox don't work on a full install?
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 19:41    Post subject:  

ap72 wrote:

can I delete or modify some other system file more or less breaking xwin or somthing Question ,I really don't need it anyway for this particular puppy project,thanks again Smile

I bet if you delete xinitrc, the thing won't come up in X!!!
Want me to try it?? Twisted Evil

ap72 wrote:
Still scratching my head tho,I wonder just why the pfix=nox don't work on a full install?


Curious.. but I never tried it.
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 20:28    Post subject:  

Edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local and add the following code. If it works, let me know - I'll explain why it works. If it doesn't work - well, I don't need to explain anything right? Laughing
Code:
touch /tmp/bootcnt.txt

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011, 20:37    Post subject:  

ap72 wrote:
I thought .png would display and not be a download,sorry bout that[/code]


Your 2nd entry (on sdb) says sda1 on the kernel line;
should say sdb1.

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