[CentOS] Turning off Gnome and other stuff

Mon Apr 28 17:34:54 UTC 2008
Morten Nilsen <morten at runsafe.no>

Dennis McLeod wrote:
> 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.

That is an excellent solution, though, you can start the X11 server 
directly without startx..

So, "X & my_simulator.bin"

You could also toss that into rc.local to get it up automatically..
If you trim down the boot process to its bare bones, you should be able 
to get it to load up quite fast as well.