Re: CD images, ISO
From: Keith Krehbiel (redsilo_at_pldi.net)
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 00:02:23 -0600
Debian starts X via a SysV startup script. No doubt this is Greek to you,
but it basically means that there's a script in /etc/init.d that starts
X, and a link to that script in /etc/rc3.d (or possibly /etc/rc5.d). The
link is called S99gdm, S99kdm, or S99xdm, depending on how your system is
configured. Delete it or rename it to K01gdm, K01kdm, or K01xdm
(depending on the original name) and X will no longer start. (Your system
may have all three files and links, so you may need to do this for all
three of them.) You can subsequently restore the original name to have X
start when the system boots, if you get X running.
After doing this, you can test X by typing "startx" at a command prompt. A
log file called /var/log/XFree86.0.log should appear (or maybe
/var/log/Xorg.0.log, if you're using X.org-X11 rather than XFree86).
That'll have hints to what's going wrong
That showed one thing wrong for sure. X couldn't be found by whatever
was looking for it after 'startx'. I couldn't find it either.
Still no luck getting a cd that linux will read. The last two burns I
put the file on the cd just as I got it from the net and then just
renaming it to something similar to the original. I think I have the /x
directory separatly intact if that will help and also XFree86. I am
pretty sure that is what is being used here.
Haven't tried to connect to the net yet. I need to study that a little