Requirements¶To configure InitTab you will need the following:
- a installed and supported operating system (e.g. CentOS)
While during Setup and Testing it is quite useful to have X and the Gnome-Desktop-Environment at hand in Produktion it is very seldom necessary.
Therefore we install the graphical environment but disable it by default in production use.
Set the default runlevel to "3" and reboot the system.
Start X/Gnome-Desktop-Environment¶There are 3 possibilities:
- change back the default runlevel in inittab to 5 and reboot
this requires a restart which is most likely not what you want
init 5, will set the runlevel imediatly
return to runlevel 3 is not possible, the system will stay in runlevel 5 until reboot
- log in as a user and
as soon as you log-out you will return to console and stay in runlevel 3