Yeah - edit the file /etc/inittab and change the line ...
changing the 5 to a 3. Then reboot.
Init state 3 goes not start up X11, and only a subset of services.
Edit the services you want (vs don't want) ar tun state 3.
init stat 1 starts almost nothing, except it logs in a root shell at
virtual console 1.
nitistate 2 is simialr to 3, but does not start nfs.