Re: And now for something completely different... etch!
On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 01:15:18PM +0200, Benjamin Mesing wrote:
> > If your X configuration is broken and your X won't start then that is
> > effectively the same thing as the proposed run level 3 anyway. So
> > what is the point?
> Well, I used to have problems with my graphiccard that hard locked the
> system on startup. Being able to do boot into runlevel (RL) 3 without X
> (that was back on SuSE), was really nice. I know single user mode can
> handle this, but single user is not very comfortable (Who wants to work
> with only one tty?).
Nobody. However, you're assuming that xdm et al will keep trying to
start an X server, even if it fails. Luckily, the respective initscripts
are far more clever than that.
The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond