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Re: initdefault has no effect



Ed Greshko wrote:
> 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.

There is probably no comment sign anymore.

Upstart just rapidly scans /etc/inittab for the default runlevel and ignores
everything else. The only reason the file is still /etc/inittab is for
backwards compatibility. So it doesn't use a complete inittab parser, it
probably just scans for the first occurrence of id:?:initdefault,
completely ignoring any comment signs.

Just don't leave commented lines around.

        Kevin Kofler


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