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Re: Can anyone explain the use of init3



On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 10:05:26 +0100,
  Chris Linton-Ford <chris lintonford firebox com> wrote:
> When I try to drop from runlevel 5 to 3 in FC5 by doing a 'sudo init 3', the
> X server quits but the init process gets stuck after the following:
> 
> INIT: Switching to runlevel: 3
> INIT: Sending all processes the TERM signal
> Starting readahead_early: Starting background readahead:	[ OK ]
> 	
> [ OK ]
> Starting irqbalance:							[ OK
> ]
> 
> Is there any way to drop to runlevel 3 without rebooting?

The way you did it, didn't really do a reboot.

Can you tell us what you are really trying to do?
Are you trying to just stop the X server and don't care about other differences
between level 3 and 5?
Is this something you want to continue accross the next reboot?


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