31.5. Runlevels and X

31.5. Runlevels and X

In most cases, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux installer configures a machine to boot into a graphical login environment, known as Runlevel 5. It is possible, however, to boot into a text-only multi-user mode called Runlevel 3 and begin an X session from there.

For more information about runlevels, refer to Section 16.1, “Runlevels”.

The following subsections review how X starts up in both runlevel 3 and runlevel 5.


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