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Re: initdefault has no effect



Ed Greshko wrote:
> Mike Burger wrote:
>   
>> Mike Burger wrote:
>>     
>>> Tim wrote:
>>>       
>>>> On Sun, 2009-04-05 at 22:42 -0700, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
>>>>  
>>>>         
>>>>> I have /etc/inittab set up as follows, but the system always starts
>>>>> with the X Window System running.  What am I missing?
>>>>>     
>>>>>           
>>>>  
>>>>         
>>>>> # id:5:initdefault:
>>>>> id:1:initdefault:
>>>>>     
>>>>>           
>>>> I seem to recall seeing that before, delete the commented-out line.
>>>>   
>>>>         
>>> In order to comment out a line in inttab, you need to use a
>>> semicolon, rather than a pound sign.
>>>       
>> To clarify...the reason that this didn't work, in the first place, is
>> that the initial initdefault line wasn't truly commented out, due to
>> the pound sign instead of the semicolon.
>>
>> After that, the init processing for an entry stops on the first
>> match...since the "not properly commented" entry was first, it got
>> matched, and runlevel 5 was how the system came up.
>>
>>     
> I don't quite understand what you are saying....
>
> You said "the init processing for an entry stops on the first match". 
> What is being matched to what?  Also, if the # isn't a comment character
> then how are the other 25 lines in the inittab being parsed?
>
> Thanks....
>
>   
Never mind.....  I see what you are saying after all....  I forgot for
the moment that the original id line was left in the modified file.... 
Duh...

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