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Re: initdefault has no effect



Mike Burger wrote:
>> 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.
>>     
>
> Interesting.
>
> Someone once told me to use two semicolons in inittab, but I've never
> needed to try that.
>   
And, I too didn't read this before replying to an earlier message...  :-)
> Might be worth a try.
>   
Maybe...but in the scheme of things this is rather small....  But
simple...so maybe it will be worth it... 
> On the other hand, since Upstart doesn't use many of the options that used
> to be in the inittab, it may be possible that the default runlevel is
> actually set in an upstart config file, somewhere, now?
>   
...yeah...maybe...  Will have to wait till I have more time on my hands....

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