Re: Using Linux system as an X terminal
On Tue, 2002-10-08 at 15:33, David Gaudine wrote:
> I changed one of my systems to act as an X terminal by changing
> one line of /etc/initab and adding another line as follows:
> 7:5:respawn:/usr/X11R6/bin/X -query systemname
> This seems to work. Is there anything "wrong" with doing it this way?
> Is it appropriate to use run level 5? Is there a list somewhere
> telling the difference between run levels 2, 3, 4, or 5?
I can't speak to most of the questions, but for the last one, Debian
makes no distinction between runlevels 2-5 out of the box, so that users
can specify the levels as appropriate for there needs. Since most Linux
systems aren't switching runlevels a dozen times a day, this tends to be
an area I would presume that most people don't make massive distinctions
amongst - possibly just installing or uninstalling the services globally
instead of tweaking the specific runlevels.
Mark L. Kahnt, FLMI/M, ALHC, HIA, AIAA, ACS, MHP
ML Kahnt New Markets Consulting
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