some rss feed says:
You can prevent automatic running of the GUI when you boot your debian machine by disabling your login manager be it KDM, GDM or XDM from running at boot time. To disable the login manager from automatically running at boot up.
and links to some kind of a howto…
I remember the the times when the net was full of “how to start X”… I personally know people who still use “startx”.
made me feel funny….