View Full Version : Is it possible to use Xorg in single user mode?

August 4th, 2010, 02:28 AM
I'm curious, since Xorg was designed to be used in multi-user mode which is init 3.

August 4th, 2010, 02:35 AM
Ok, let us try this again.

Is your question. Since Xorg is already running in multi-user what is the purpose of level 3?

Init level 3 allows multi-user command line access.

Sorry if this isn't what you are looking for, but you question is confusing me..


August 4th, 2010, 02:38 AM
Yes. And init 1 is single user.

I know that already

August 4th, 2010, 02:40 AM

August 4th, 2010, 02:45 AM
Xorg was designed to run on the multi-user runlevel. I didn't know if it was possible to run X on single user mode.

EDIT: What's this doing in the cafe?

August 4th, 2010, 03:11 AM
Just my two cents worth, but I don't think it would be easy or possible to boot X in init 1(single user mode).

I would think that X would require libraries or dependent programs that are only available in multi-user mode.

Source: 6 years running linux

August 4th, 2010, 03:27 AM
Yeah. I would have thought so.