query about running system services

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sat Jun 30 15:59:25 BST 2007

On Saturday 30 June 2007, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
>On Friday 29 June 2007, D. R. Evans wrote:
>> Oh, wow! I have been running Linux for eight years, and this is the first
>> time I've come across a graphical distro that doesn't default to runlevel
>> 5.
>This just tells us you've never run a distro that was based on Debian
> before. Debian has always defaulted to runlevel 2, and so do all of its
> many derivatives.  The scheme you refer to as "usual" was put into effect
> by Red Hat if I'm not mistaken.  There *is* no standard for this.  The only
> runlevels that have absolute meaning are 0, 1 and 6.
>(Of course every time someone gets preachy and authoritative about something
>like this, they're just opening wide for someone else to come along and
> smack them down, so go ahead Guru, tell me the real story about runlevel,
> and how full of crap I am.  :) )
>D. Michael McIntyre

I think the definitive answer here is to confirm that runlevel 1 is everything 
but x when on a debian based system.  Is it?

Cheers, Gene
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