|Summary:||Verify gdm exists before finally setting default runlevel to 5|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||J. J. Ramsey <jjramsey>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2006-04-24 18:37:16 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description J. J. Ramsey 2003-04-10 22:21:52 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030225 Description of problem: In the XFree86 config portion of the Red Hat 8.0 install, there was a button to press to test whether the monitor config was correct, and a pair of radio buttons where one could choose whether or not to start X at boot-up. In Red Hat 9, this is gone. Worse, even if gdm and xdm were not installed, Red Hat 9 still sets the default to 5.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-11 15:52:02 UTC
For certain install choices, such as Personal Desktop, we have removed the graphical login option. The 'Custom' install choice will provide all these selections. The 'Test' button was causing significantly more problems than it solved so it was removed. We rarely get reports that the default X configuration file did not work.
Comment 2 J. J. Ramsey 2003-04-11 16:36:38 UTC
"For certain install choices, such as Personal Desktop, we have removed the graphical login option." However, you forgot to force the installation of gdm or xdm when you did that. As a result, it is possible to have Red Hat boot at runlevel 5 yet have no display manager to execute at that runlevel. If you are going to shield the user from a text login, you ought to shield a user from breaking the graphical login.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-05-12 21:17:51 UTC
I will add a note to have the code verify the existance of a graphical login manager before writing out a default runlevel of 5.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2003-08-12 20:54:34 UTC
I think I have a fix for this in our development tree.
Comment 5 J. J. Ramsey 2003-11-16 15:27:14 UTC
This bug has reared its head again in Fedora Core 1. After a text based "custom" install where xdm and gdm were unselected, Fedora *still* booted to runlevel 5 and tried to start X.
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2006-04-24 18:37:16 UTC
Mass-closing lots of old bugs which are in MODIFIED (and thus presumed to be fixed). If any of these are still a problem, please reopen or file a new bug against the release which they're occurring in so they can be properly tracked.