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Date:      Wed, 5 Oct 2011 14:37:28 -0700
From:      David Brodbeck <>
Subject:   Re: X on Xterminals but not on console
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In-Reply-To: <20111005175859.GA1010@tiny>
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On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 10:59 AM, Matthias Apitz <> wrote:
> El d=EDa Wednesday, October 05, 2011 a las 12:10:47PM -0400, Lowell Gilbe=
rt escribi=F3:
>> n dhert <> writes:
>> > FreeBSD-8.2 with Xorg:
>> > Is there a way one can specify that your never have X on the console (=
>> > the login: prompt)
>> > but still have X on any other X-windows termnal (an KDM login window) =
>> > graphical environment
>> Sure. =A0It's all in how you configure KDM.
>> In xdm it's set up in the access file;
>> I wouldn't be surprised if kdm were the same.
> You have login: on console, login, create a file ~/.xinitrc with the
> lines:
> twm &
> xterm
> and then you just say: startx and X11 will come up; ofc you could remove
> software or create some dirty xorg.conf file which X11 will not let come =

Couldn't you just remove execute permission for the X server binaries?
 People using X terminals will only be running X clients, since the
server will be their terminal.  In fact, i think you only need a
server installed at all in this situation for dependency reasons.

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