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Re: New User/No GUI




Other distros use level 5 to start the GUI; Debian however has levels 2 through 5 which are identical. It is up to the sysadmin (you) to customize the levels to your taste.

I can understand this is more flexible, but it can be confusing for someone new to Debian. All Linux doc's state runlevel 5 is for multiuser with X, while Debian gdm installs itself to runlevel 2... and this is not so obvious either. Most docs i read where talking about changing runlevels in order to stop/start gui login... I noticed that, in general, Debian tends to be as close as possible to the standards (i remember about a test some time ago where Debian was the closest distro to the official LFH). IMHO in this case it kinda' goes against the standard...

Andrei



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