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RE: noob with a few questions

Perhaps.  I don't care for using 4 and 5 for starting X.  I understand not
starting some or all network services in 2 and everything in 3, but in
practice I have never seen this used.  I suspect that is why everything is
started in 2.  Few people understand how to use run levels.  Like you said,
they know about single and default (run level), that's it.  Fewer still
understand how to use inittab, thus my dislike of sticking xdm/gdm in there.
I remember the first time I used Red Hat, scratching my head wondering why
on earth someone had decided to stick xdm in inittab and define a run level
for it.  But, perhaps that's my UNIX background intransigence...  ;-)

<> Jim

> -----Original Message-----
> I do kind of wish that Debian would define the run levels.  Only using run
> level 2 as running everything has confused some people from other UNIX
> worlds where 2 is typically single user no network, 3 multi-user network,
> 4
> single user no network + X, and 5 is multi-user, network, X, kitchen sink
> etc...
> Not that I really care that much as I almost never worry about it, and
> only
> don't like the fact that I have to explain it as different to other
> people.
> For the most part I only ever use two run levels single and 2, with 2
> being
> fully booted to whatever I set up the system to be, and I don't really
> change it much if ever.

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