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Old 01-21-2003, 10:28 PM   #1
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is runlevel 3 preferred to 5

i thought that runlevel 5 might be unnecessary for a remotely managed server (no monitor connected to box) and experimented with runlevel 3 for the first time. I quickly learned what chkconfig does, but am still bewildered why [root@computer root]$ reboot waits ~10 minutes before rebooting whereas is nearly instantaneous when runlevel=5. I didn' notice much difference in load with runlevel set to 3 or 5. Aside from a pretty screen with runlevel 5 and faster rebooting in my case, is there anything that implies that runlevel 3 is superior to 5?

thx if any ideas, - bp
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I sure don't run X on a machine where I never sit at the console. When the console is idle X will not consume much CPU, but it does take up a bunch of memory. I'd vote 3.

And to your reboot problem, you really need to find out where the shutdown hangs...
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Re: is runlevel 3 preferred to 5

Originally posted by bdp
[root@computer root]$ reboot waits ~10 minutes before rebooting whereas is nearly instantaneous when runlevel=5.
What messages do you see on the console during those 10 minutes?


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