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Re: How to stop booting into KDE environment

On Saturday 14 June 2003 4:27 pm, Mark L. Kahnt wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-06-14 at 12:35, Alfredo Valles wrote:
> > You can pass the init=3 parameter to the kernel at boot time to start in
> > runlevel 3 which should be console only, with networking.
> > Now, in debian for some reason I don't undestand, runlevels 2, 3 and 5
> > have the same init scripts, so you have to fix that first.
> I guess it has been two weeks since the last person got this all wrong
> and needed a public humiliation of being forced to use Windows 1.0 ;)

Thank you for the correction. However I think I didn't got it all wrong.
I noticed long time ago that by default runlevels 2, 4 and 5 have the same 
symlinks. What I don't undestand is why debian do that when all other distro 
provides you with a suitable runlevel configuration by default.
After all, a system administrator can always change runlevels later. It's 
pointless to provide by default a configuration that would save no time 
neither to those who use debian as a server nor to those who use it as a 
workstation (my case).

What's wrong with providing by default settings that 90% of people will need?

Well, I've defended my self the best I could, but if I'm still guilty: am I at 
least granted to use Windows 3.11 insted of 1.0?  ;-)

> Debian sets the runlevels 2-5 identically by default, so switching to
> runlevel 3 gets you the identical results as runlevels 2, 4 and 5. It is
> up to the system's administrator to decide and sculpt the runlevels to
> whatever is considered appropriate. This means that if you run [gkwx]dm,
> you get it for each of those runlevels, unless you specifically remove
> it on a particular level.

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