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Old 08-26-2011, 07:14 AM   #1
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Thumbs up What is the Use of Runlevel 4 in linux?


Kindly post what is the use of Runlevel 4 (unused/reserved runlevel) in Linux? Kindly post few examples when should the runlevel be used?
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:30 AM   #2
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There is no proper use for it it just gives you more flexibility in your setup. It could be, for example, a runlevel for production applications to be running with them being stopped on runlevel 3.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 07:33 AM   #3
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can you please gimme more examples or elaborate on the same...thanks!!
 
Old 08-26-2011, 07:51 AM   #4
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Homework ?.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 07:56 AM   #5
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Homework ?.
I have
 
Old 08-26-2011, 08:33 AM   #6
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There is no proper use for it ...
well, I know you're no fan of Slackware
Slackware uses runlevel 4 to run the X-server.

In fact the definition of runlevels depends on the distribution. With the highly configurable distributions (for example Gentoo) you'll more or less define your own runlevels.

As an example you can define a special runlevel for a laptop which is in battery-mode and adapt it for less energy-consumption.

Markus
 
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:25 AM   #7
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can you please gimme more examples or elaborate on the same...thanks!!
no, that's plenty.

---------- Post added 26-08-11 at 02:25 PM ----------

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Hi,
well, I know you're no fan of Slackware
Slackware uses runlevel 4 to run the X-server.
I rest my case.
 
  


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