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Old 08-27-2003, 12:36 PM   #1
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How to Change Run Levels

I have RH9 installed.
I need to change the run level. I t is currently N 3
I want to change it to 5 for graphics mode.
Can anyone help?
Old 08-27-2003, 12:39 PM   #2
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startx from the console to get into graphical mode

Open a terminal

root password

kedit /etc/inittab

change the




ie change the 3 to a 5 in this line

and save the file


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Old 08-27-2003, 01:13 PM   #3
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most of the time you don't even have to edit the inittab.

1) open a console
2) if you're logged in as a "user" type "su" (no quotes) to become a "superuser" or administrator
3) type "init 3" (no quotes)
4) do what needs to be done
5) type "init 5" to get back to where you were in the first place
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question alert:

What is the difference between typing init x (where x is the run level you want) and telinit x to change run levels??

Old 08-27-2003, 03:43 PM   #5
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Originally posted by rberry88
question alert:

What is the difference between typing init x (where x is the run level you want) and telinit x to change run levels??

telinit does just that.... it tells init what to do

"It takes a one-character argument and signals init to perform the appropriate action."
"telinit can also tell init how long it should wait between sending processes the SIGTERM and SIGKILL signals. The default is 5 seconds, but this can be changed with the -t sec option."


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