Tonight's rawhide REALLY wants to boot into level 5
scottro at nyc.rr.com
Thu Mar 27 02:45:59 UTC 2008
I just ran yum update (I always use yum or smart in text mode) to update
/etc/inittab is set to level 3 as default.
Upon reboot, to my amusement, it booted into runlevel 5. I said to
myself, "Self, it probably did something to /etc/inittab."
However, inittab was still set to runlevel 3. I figured that maybe
there was some other obvious place where it was starting gdm, but I
haven't been able to find it.
In the end, I fixed it by adding
to the end of the kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.list.
Is this a bug or a new feature?
What made it worse was that there was no option to choose a session. I
use fluxbox and this left me with nothing but Gnome.
<brief meaningless rant> Why, if Fedora is a testbed for RedHat, which is
primarily aimed at the enterprise and, I would assume, primarily a
server, tie itself so heavily to Gnome? How many sysadmins want a box
booting into Gnome?
</brief meaningless rant>
That's actually a serious question, but this list isn't the place for
it, ergo, the rant tag. :)
(Although I assume there is a logical answer, and if someone knows it
and wants to share, please do.)
Anyway, if this is going to be a new feature, ignoring an inittab that
would almost be certainly already be deliberately edited by the user, as
a default installation sets it to 5, I hope it is going to be
PGP keyID EB3467D6
( 1B48 077D 66F6 9DB0 FDC2 A409 FA54 EB34 67D6 )
gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys EB3467D6
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