Guided troubleshooting Runlevel

Will H. Backman whb at
Tue Oct 25 15:03:07 UTC 2005

What do people think about having a guided troubleshooting runlevel?
Runlevel 2 is great when things are working, but single-user mode
runlevel is really only useful to more experienced users.

What is there was a spare runlevel that used a more friendly script to
help the user get back to a functioning system?  It could be nothing
more than a shell script that provides a menu.  Options could include
things like "reconfigure graphical user interface (dpkg-reconfigure
xserver-xorg)" or "browse online help (links" etc.

Reducing the options to a manageable few is hard, but there may be some
very common ones that would really help people who have messed things up
through changing hardware or forcing broken package installs.

Will Backman - Network Administrator
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

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