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# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
Which is just like yours... so, 5 would start in X = Graphical mode .
hey, i have the same type of problem. i am running rh9, i was setting up a sambe server earlier today and something went screwy and my hd crashed (at boot-up linux would keep doing a disk check and tell me it was broken), so i re-installed. Now for some reason i clicked on text login when i finished the installation. How do i fix this? i changed the file mentioned earlier from 3 to 5 and now i get the x-window system coming up but it has problems and will not load. How to i have it use KDE to for the login?
I wanna make one thing clear at this point. It's RedHat's convention to have GUI login for run level 5 and text login for run level 3. But, Debian has GUI login at run level 2 it-self. It is an init script that starts the needed Desktop Manager.
At any point of time, you can invoke the DMs manually. If you are using GDM (Gnome Desktop Manager) type 'gdm' at the shell. If KDM (K Desktop Manager), type 'kdm' at the shell. Similary 'xdm' for XDM. I hope that nobody will use XDM anymore.