Debian Runlevels

Richard Esplin richjunk1 at
Mon Oct 17 12:50:37 MDT 2005

Unfortunately, Debian runlevels 2-5 are identical and all boot the X server by 
default. You can customize them with update-rc.d.

Good luck,

Richard Esplin

On Monday 17 October 2005 12:39, Stephen Ward wrote:
> First Time Debian User Seeking Answers...
> In other distros, I seem to recall that if I change a certain value on
> a certain line in /etc/inittab from a 5 to a 3, that sets my default
> runlevel to 3, which has the most noticeable effect of not launching
> the X server by default at bootup.
> Well, I just installed debian and noticed that boots to a graphical
> login, of which I am not a big fan.  So I decided to muck with
> /etc/inittab and noticed two things: 1) The runlevel value in there is
> 2 (what does that mean?), and 2) changing that value seems to have no
> effect.
> Your thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Stephen

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