Re: MULTIA/UDB questions.
Debian has one single and multi-user run levels. Init(ing) normal
multi-user mode is done by scanning the directory /etc/rc2.d/. The
files there start with either an "S" or a "K", followed by a two digit
code, followed by the name of the service. The actual "files" in the
/etc/rc2.d/ directory are symlinks to the service control programs in
the /etc/init.d/ directory.
Upon swithching to a run level, all the links starting with K are called
with the "stop" parameter, thus shutting them down. The two digit
numbers determine the sequence of shutdown. Once all the "K" links have
benn called, all the "S" links are called. Again the symlink is
followed and the "start" commands are given.
Thus, to prevent kdm/xdm/gdm from starting, make sure all the symlinks
for them in /etc/rc2.d/ start with a "K" and not the normal "S".
Nathan Poznick wrote:
Thus spake Ted Goodridge, Jr.:
I thought this was caused by default runlevels? Am I wrong here?
Not in Debian.