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Re: initdefault has no effect



Ed Greshko wrote:
> 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...
>
>   
Hummm....  Bad news....

I had to test this and have in the intttab file....

#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
; id:5:initdefault:
id:3:initdefault:

And the system still comes up in run level 5.





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