Kelledin kelledin+BLFS at
Sun Jun 15 02:45:40 PDT 2003

On Sunday 15 June 2003 04:16 am, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> In the blfs book - gdm is started with an init script.
> There's actually a better way to do it - right from the
> inittab
> Add this to end of the inittab:
> # Run xdm in runlevel 5
> x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/gdm

I'm personally against putting services in the inittab simply 
"because you can."  I only start services from inittab if I know 
beforehand that I want them turned on forever, and I want them 
to restart quickly and automatically on the off chance of an 
unexpected service shutdown.  Turning off a service at run-time 
after it's started from inittab is a bit of a pain.

"If a server crashes in a server farm and no one pings it, does 
it still cost four figures to fix?"

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