28747Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Next distro?
- May 24, 2007On 05/24/2007 11:51 AM somebody named Douglas S. Oliver wrote:
> ken wrote:Wow! Thanks for the explanation. Ubuntu's too weird for me, too far
>> On 05/23/2007 01:51 PM somebody named Douglas S. Oliver wrote:
>>> ken wrote:
>>>>> B/W terminal.
>> The standard way to do this has always been to edit /etc/inittab,
>> changing the line
>> (changing the runlevel from "5" to "3").
>> Does Ubuntu deviate from this tradition/standard also?
> The answer is a simple yes. This is what I was trying to say, though
> clumsily, when I said that everything except run level one is linked to
> run level four or five. For example, if you telinit to run level 3, you
> wind up back at the initial gui log in screen. The same is true if you
> use <ctrl><alt><backspace>, which would normally kill your gui session
> and drop you at a text terminal. You might be met with an admonishment
> that "only root can to that." Ubuntu is really set up for folks used to
> MS Windows. New linux users should normally stay away from acting as the
> root user. There's simply too much power there; however, for an
> experienced linux user, being forced to stay away from becoming root, is
> an annoyance. And I should say that my Ubuntu 7.04 has no inittab file.
> I think an earlier version did have that file, and I tried changing the
> initdefault which because of the soft linking business, had no effect. I
> think a while back I tried teliniting to run level one and then using
> startx to get an X session. From there I could use
> <ctrl><alt><backspace> to pop out of the gui to the terminal. Silly way
> to do this. That's when I learned from a web search about the disabling
> the gdm in rc3.d. Anyway, it's been fun to play with this newcomer on
> the block. Talk to you later--Douglas
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