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Re: New User/No GUI

Andrei Popescu wrote:

>> 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...

Not quite.  All *Red Hat based* Linux documentation states runlevel 5 is for
multiuser.  gdm doesn't just install to runlevel 2.  In Debian, runlevels,
2, 3, 4, and 5 are identical by default on the assumption that the user
will customize the runlevels to fit their needs.

Paul Johnson
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