I installed Solaris 11 X86. I installed solaris-desktop.

Then Solaris boots to GUI mode.

How can I make the Solaris boots to console mode? (And then optionally starts X by hand?)


You can disable booting into the GUI by running the following command:

svcadm disable application/graphical-login/gdm:default 

This will disable the GUI until you re enable the service.

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    After disabling the gdm service, you can start X by hand via the startx command (to run as the user who runs startx), or by temporarily re-enabling the gdm service to offer a login screen to choose which user to run X as. – alanc Apr 30 '14 at 19:43

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