Q. How can I configure my system to disable X Windows KDE during Linux system coming up / booting up?
A. Usually almost all Linux distribution use following runlevels for text and GUI mode:
=> Runlevel – 2/3 : Text mode
=> Runlevel – 5 : GUI mode
These modes are defined in /etc/inittab file.
Open file /etc/inittab
# vi /etc/inittab
Find out entry that read as follows:
Set the default runlevel to 3 (text mode)
Save and close the file
Reboot the system
Now you will boot into text mode only. If you want to see GUI (KDE desktop) type the following command: