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Re: startx and runlevels

On Thu, 2002-07-18 at 23:03, Ivar Alm wrote:
> Does startx change runlevel?
> Where do I find information about the runlevels? I never understood
> hem...

Debian doesn't do a lot with runlevels.  0 (should be obvious :-) 1
(single user) 2 (normal use) and 6 (reboot).

Places to look are 'man update-rc.d', 'man init', 'man inittab' and

Some other distributions use runlevel 5 for starting X-windows, but
Debian does that at runlevel 2, using a normal init.d script (assuming
you are running [gkx]dm).

Also, no: startx will not change runlevels.  X will normally be started
by /etc/rc2.d/S99gdm which should be symlinked to /etc/init.d/gdm (or
kdm, or xdm ...).

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