Re: How to get rid of the GUI on the log-in screen?
First off, couldn't you have changed those permissions using sudo, instead of logging in as root (which is generally strongly discouraged)?
Originally Posted by Shepherd of Wolves
I've never used BackTrack, but the screenshot on their Wiki looks like Gnome 2. I think the easiest way to get something like that is to install gnome fallback. Unfortunately, the specific package to install for gnome fallback differs based on which release you're running, and I don't remember off the top of my head which one is for 12.04, so I'll leave that research as an excercise for the reader/another poster.
Jane, stop this crazy thing!