[CentOS] Turning off Gnome and other stuff

Mon Apr 28 17:25:13 UTC 2008
Dennis McLeod <dmcleod at foranyauto.com>

Um, I don't know the answer, but I want one too......(737 Flight

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From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
Of John Wojnaroski
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 10:12 AM
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Subject: [CentOS] Turning off Gnome and other stuff


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.

John W.

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