instead of loading
gdm3 when i turn my pc on, i want to load into an xterm with just a window manager (no desktop environment) and i want the xterm to have the login prompt as its first action so that i can login as my user within the xterm. i have the following info in my .xinitrc file:
$ ls -la .xsession lrwxrwxrwx 1 peter peter 8 Oct 7 18:25 .xsession -> .xinitrc $ cat .xinitrc #!/bin/bash [[ -f ~/.Xresources ]] && xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources xterm -maximized & exec mutter
but this only runs once i login through gnome. i really just want to turn off gnome and run an xterm instead. i'm guessing i will need to modify my
/etc/X11/Xsession or my
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc file to get rid of the
gdm3 start and replace it with something. what should i add/remove from these files? i want to bring up a login prompt within the xterm as the first action.
i'm on debian 7 and currently have gnome3 desktop environment with mutter window manager