Can anyone explain the use of init3
chris.lintonford at firebox.com
Wed Apr 19 13:37:12 UTC 2006
Paul Howarth wrote:
> Ingemar Nilsson wrote:
>> "Chris Linton-Ford" <chris.lintonford at firebox.com> writes:
>>> 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?
>> After running init 3, try changing your virtual terminal, using
>> where you substitute X with one of the F-keys in the F1-F6 range,
>> e.g. CTRL-ALT-F1.
> And try pressing return to get a login prompt too.
Ahh... (light pings above head). I had been trying this but got confused
when the runlevel command returned
rather than just
I have now read the man page and apologise for wasting your time -
thanks for your help guys.
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