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I'm having problems booting into X. Right now my inittab file is configured to boot into runlevel 4, but when I boot up my monitor goes blank because of incorrect video settings which prevents me from editing my xorg.config file. Is there anyway I can boot into runlevel 3 from lilo from the command prompt?
Grub allows you to edit the boot menu entries - if you can do that with lilo (I don't know as I don't use it), simply add a "1" to the end of the kernel line. Will get you into single user mode.
Else fix it from the slack CD - or any liveCD; got a Knoppix laying around ???.
I like using runlevel 4. But it is good idea to leave your iniiatb alone. Keep the default runlevel as 3. Then make a duplicate entry in your lilo.conf which will use runlevel 4 by putting 'init 4' in there.
I guess the problem is that most of the guides online recommend editing the inittab, inspite of the fact that there is such a beautiful and easy solution.
When you are sure that your system is setup correct then there is no problem with runlevel 4. I usually change my default runlevel when installing graphic drivers or updating X, then change back when it's working.