Hi. Just did a Centos5.1 on a dual-core 64 bit machine, sweet!!! But would like to turn off the desktop and just about all the programs started when the X server is fired up. The machine will be driving a full scale 737NG cockpit flight simulator and we really don't need anything beyond the X server and an xorg.conf file to setup the two dual-headed graphics cards. The cockpit will be controlled from a remote instructor's station and we do NOT want anything showing up on cockpit displays other than what is present in the actual cockpit, no screen login prompts, no menus, no desktops, icons, frames, pop-ups, screensaveres, etc. Any window manager if present must allow the apps to render all opengl displays in a "full screen" mode. Started through the init, startup, and Xsessions scripts and files to shut things down, but kept having problems following all the sequences, scripts, and finding where everything was located, not to mention error and warning msgs. In addition, it appears the Gnome program or whatever may be over-riding and restoring configurations. Thought of posting to the Gnome users forums, but since this is what Centos setup during the install and RH has a slightly different way of organizing files and scripts, decided to start here with the question. Is there a simple way to turn all the applets and such off and start from the command line? Idea is to come up with a default level of 3 via the inittab, due a remote login and then a command line entry "startx &" to start the X server, possibly a minimum window manager, and then go right into the sim programs. Regards John W.