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DEVENDRABOOB 05-13-2012 07:36 AM

Runlevel 4
what is use of the runlevel4 ?
Why it is Not used/User-definable ?:study:

TobiSGD 05-13-2012 07:45 AM

It depends on the distro. Debian derived distros usually make no use of runlevels 3-5, in Slackware runlevel 4 is for the graphical mode and 5 is unused, in Red Hat derived distros it is the other way around. The free runlevels can be customized to start/stop the services you like, of course it can be user-defined.

DEVENDRABOOB 05-13-2012 08:49 AM

hI TobiSGD,

Thanks for your reply.
But as I am new in the linux and have very little experience of redhat and cent Os so I have no idea of other distro
Can I know the some information and use of Slackware

jlinkels 05-13-2012 09:38 AM

Like TobiSGD said, runlevels do not represent magic numbers. It is a way for the system to operate in a certain state, like single-user, graphic, console etc. It is a de facto standard to use 1 for single user, and 6 for shutdown. But by no means there is something in the kernel or anywhere else that makes this obligatory. Different distros apparently had different preferences. Debian uses 2 for graphical operation (try to figure this out when you are Red Hat educated!) If a runlevel is not used, it is not used.


DEVENDRABOOB 05-13-2012 10:03 AM

Thanks for sharing this, Most useful for me as well :)
But please let me know information of Slackware

jlinkels 05-13-2012 01:52 PM

Google comes before any runlevel:


DEVENDRABOOB 05-16-2012 07:04 AM

Sorry for the delay in response. is showing error "No data received"':cool:
Please check and let me know some other link if possible

Waiting for the reply

TobiSGD 05-16-2012 07:12 AM

The website was down, it is working now.

DEVENDRABOOB 05-16-2012 08:35 AM

Thanks for this great and valuable information :cool:
i really want this only

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