gdm

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Sun Jun 15 04:11:46 PDT 2003


On Sun, 2003-06-15 at 02:45, Kelledin wrote:
> 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.

One line.
su --command="/sbin/init 3"

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