Out of habit I boot into runlevel 3 by default because I feel runlevel 5 is like windows. What I mean by that is if video problems occur or any situation where X crashes in runlevel 5 the user will most likely be forced to reboot his system whereis if it occured in runlevel 3 the user would be dumped to the console where he can restart x instead.
Alexander Dalloz wrote:
Of course if you want to boot up into runlevel 3 always, then changing
the inittab entry is the correct way. You are right. I just didn't understand the OP in this way. Maybe because I see Fedora as a desktop system and when someone wants to run a CLI system why then did he install an X server?
As always: multiple possible routes and different opinions :)