Running X in runlevel 3
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Wed Jun 20 23:35:37 UTC 2007
Chris Jones wrote:
>> On limited hardware that could be reason alone to use startx from 3.
> Your argument that it helps on low end machines only makes sense to me if the
> login screen is somehow 'remembered' after log on, so still using system
Well the login manager (at least gdm) usually hangs around in the
background after you've logged in so it could make a small difference in
terms of memory usage.
> I really doubt this is the case in which case I doubt, once you
> have your desktop session running it really makes a difference whether you
> went via the standard login window (init 5 if you like) or startx from init
But I agree with you that peformance wise, init 5 or init 3 + startx is
would be negligable and of course there's simpler modes for gdm and
lighter weigth login managers available.
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