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Re: X and runlevels

On Mon, Sep 04, 2000, Anton Ivanov wrote:
> 	It still does not answer the original question which was about X-only/
> non-X runlevel. In other words how to boot in multiuser mode selectively 
> with/without X. Which is quite a sensible question. 
> Example:
> 	I had to go into an intermediate single user mode boot on some of
> my machines after forgetting to turn off xdm after changing video cards. 
> Or during dealing with laptop docking gear. 
> 	If there was a boot with X disabled and xdm installed it would have 
> made life a bit easier.

   I must admit I don't really understand the problem here. What
prevents you from going back to console mode ? Moreover, even if the X
server has a problem and keeps dying, startAttempts in xdm is set to 4
by default.

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