ubuntu-desktop Digest, Vol 19, Issue 7

Sebastian Heinlein glatzor at ubuntu.com
Mon Jan 22 21:01:55 GMT 2007

Am Sonntag, den 21.01.2007, 21:29 +0000 schrieb Ashley Hooper:
> ------ Original message :
> Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 17:38:45 +0000 (GMT)
> From: Ubuntu Newbie <ubuntunewbie at yahoo.co.uk>
> Subject: runlevel?
> To: ubuntu-desktop at lists.ubuntu.com
> > I would like to change the default boot runlevel, so that the X server does 
> > not start automatically.  I don't want it to start until the command "startx"
> > is given.
> That's no problem!  This is a very common practice for servers or people with
> old hardware and good skillz :-)
> > This would make the entire screen a bash terminal at first, until 
> > the X server is started (If I remember correctly, this can be accomplished by
> > changing the default runlevel in /etc/inittab to "3").
> That has traditionally been the way to change default runlevels with Unix-like
> systems, however if you're running Edgy Eft (6.10) things have changed a bit. 
> From my probing it looks as if /etc/event.d/rc-default is hard-coded to use
> runlevel 2 if /etc/inittab does not exist (which of course it doesn't if you're
> running Edgy or Feisty).
> Furthermore, with modern Debian-based distros such as Ubuntu, the run-level
> scripts are (by default) set up for a fixed runlevel of 2, and changing it to 3
> probably won't effect the change you want to see.  So the easiest way to do
> what you want is probably to leave the default runlevel alone and instead just

Debian and Ubuntu never made any difference between run level 2,3,4 and

Please discuss support topics on the corresponding lists.


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