surprising init behavior changing levels
notting at redhat.com
Wed Apr 23 15:22:06 UTC 2008
Joe Smith (jes at martnet.com) said:
> There was no reason X shouldn't start, and no logged errors, so I just ran
> "telinit 3; telinit 5". This time the normal "Stopping/Starting" messages
> appeared, but prefdm was not started--no desktop.
> I bailed and rebooted.
> Normal level shifting (i.e. without the "exit") seems to work fine, so I
> don't think it's actually a bug, but I'd like to understand why the exit
> borks the level shift, and see if anyone has a suggestion for another way
> to re-start level 5 and log out in one shot.
I just tried this and it works for me - 'telinit 5 ; exit' works fine.
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