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Old 10-25-2005, 09:11 PM   #1
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Linux box keeps rebooting!!


I installed Linux on the highest run level and now it keeps rebooting. I've been working with linux since 1992 and I haven't seen anything like this. Windows never have this problem, I hate linux, you guys. I am seriously considering going to circuit city to buy myself a copy of windows to run on my e-machines Pentium D.

any advice, I'm pulling my hair out here. My computer teacher at my Community College says I'll get extra credit for figuring this out.

Has anyone ever heard of run level 6 causing this issue?

thx kewl
 
Old 10-25-2005, 09:29 PM   #2
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A very important lesson :

"run level 6" is reserved for rebooting the machine.


Generally only text mode run level 3 and gui mode run level 5 are used.


To reboot from other levels we use the command to change to run level 6 i.e. "init 6" ONLY to reboot the machine.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 09:33 PM   #3
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A very important lesson :

"run level 6" is reserved for rebooting the machine.


Generally only text mode run level 3 and gui mode run level 5 are used.


To reboot from other levels we use the command to change to run level 6 i.e. "init 6" ONLY to reboot the machine.
I don't understand, I want to run at the highest level possible because I want to play Quake III. Can I play Quake III in text mode or do I need to upgrade to a newer distro?
 
Old 10-25-2005, 09:37 PM   #4
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"the highest level possible" in this case is runlevel 5 (gui mode). Change /etc/inittab id:6:initdevault: to id:5:initdefault:. Or, if you can use the command line for a temporary fix until you edit /etc/inittab, issue the command "init 5".
 
Old 10-25-2005, 09:49 PM   #5
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From /etc/inittab:
Code:
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
The runlevel has no bearing on the speed of the machine.

Dave
 
Old 10-25-2005, 10:13 PM   #6
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inittab

Hey dude, run level 6 will make your pc reboot, dont know whoever told you run level 6 will only work with quake, they pulled a fast one though lol, If you put it on Run Level 2 , you can change around your desktop etc. Incase you forgot its in /etc/inittab
Change id:6 to id:2 2 is for Multiple Users
jml

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Old 10-25-2005, 10:22 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help guys! The guy at Circuit City told me this would work for Quake when I bought my emachine. He was a Slackware guru and I believed him
 
  


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