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Old 10-20-2005, 05:12 PM   #1
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'init 3' , 'init 5' -- is this only RedHat Related?

or do I also (on my DEBIAN system) have to do this when I'm updating video drivers? (ati on k7)

Old 10-20-2005, 06:00 PM   #2
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What exactly are you haveing to do when updating the driver? The init levels are common to almost all distros: 3 being multiuser console-login and 5 being multiuser graphic-login.
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Mandrake, SuSE, and Redhat use Level 3 for multiuser user with networking, and Level 5 for X11. I believe that slackware is different. A debian system may also be different.

But don't dispare. Simply read the comments in the "/etc/inittab" file. You could also read the man page:
man inittab. ( Yes, some of the configuration files like inittab and fstab have their own manpages.

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Old 10-20-2005, 07:40 PM   #4
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Debian defaults to 2, but if you installed gdm, kdm, xdm it will change it's default to 5. The 5th line down in /etc/inittab is the one you want to change. Make it 2 or 3, and then you'll be in business.

# /etc/inittab: init(8) configuration.
# $Id: inittab,v 1.91 2002/01/25 13:35:21 miquels Exp $

# The default runlevel.


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