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...