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Re: Can anyone explain the use of init3



On 19/04/06, Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org> wrote:
> Ali Helmy wrote:
> > A simple question: Why would I want to drop to runlevel 3 in the first
> > place? I mean, when I need to run a text-only mode on FC5 [and on FC4 worked
> > well too] I just press Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] and I get a text mode... I mean, what
> > would
> > Ctrl+Alt+F1
> > then init 3
>
> This would stop X.
>
> > Differ from jusy typing
> > Ctrl+Alt+F1?
>
> This would leave X and all apps running. Use Ctrl-Alt-F7 to go back to X.
>
> You might want to go to runlevel 3 to change X drivers, which you
> wouldn't want to do with X running.
>

Actually, I'd quite like to be able to do that with X running, although
I suspect there's not much demand.

--
imalone


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