Are runlevels really obsolete? That's according to the runlevel man page.
Also, I have been reading the fedora 17 documentation, and found that there is a lot of incorrect/out-dated documentation on runlevels. I'm hoping to find out how the out-dated runlevel system has changed, and also when the change was made.
I've got a new F18 install that's booting into runlevel 5 to run KDE. I'd like to have the system boot to runlevel 3 by default, so that all users have to perform console logons, and then issue the startx command to enter the gui.
I was trying to debug my linux boot process. If I set default runlevel to 2 or 3 my system hangs without giving me prompt. So I was able to get to runlevel 1 via kernel parameter. and ran all scripts in rc2.d via service ***** start/stop commands and it was fine. But if I do a telinit to runlevel 2 or 3. I cant see my shell prompt. So what is the diff between to approaches ?
I learned linux on redhat/fedora systems, and I really like there runlevels.
The runlevels in ubuntu (inherited from debian i'm sure) are weird, there is no way to get a no GUI environment unless your turn off all the services manually (your display manager, desktop, login manager, etc.), which is frustrating.
Is there any way to change my runlevels, so that they are the same as fedora's?