[CentOS] why flash the terminal interface when loading the linux system?

Sun Aug 29 22:43:57 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 8/29/10 11:43 AM, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 11:37:06AM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
>>>> 5 comes after 1,2,3, etc.
>>> I do hope you were making a joke and not really claiming that
>>> the system progresses through runlevels 2, 3, and 4 on its
>>> way to runlevel 5.
>> Progressing through the run levels is the way it is supposed to work to
>> ensure that the complex and necessary sequence of processes started by
>> init are done in the right order when you change levels either direction.
>> At least that's the way it was designed in unix. Linux sometimes cheats -
>> and using runlevel 5 to start X was sort of an afterthought. I guess you
>> could wade through the /etc/rc script to see what it does these days.
> It's not really "cheating" -- or "these days", for that matter. Runlevels in
> Red Hat and related distros have always been discrete steps, rather than
> cumulative.

It kind of misses the point of the design if you have to start the network 
anyplace but runlevel 3.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com