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Bug 110259 - removing gdm forgets to change default initlevel.
removing gdm forgets to change default initlevel.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-11-17 12:34 EST by Dave Jones
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-11 18:14:03 EDT
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Description Dave Jones 2003-11-17 12:34:05 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.1)
Gecko/20031030 Galeon/1.3.10

Description of problem:
I removed the gdm (and all the X related rpms) with rpm -e, but the
default runlevel remained at 5, which caused the logs to be flooded with

Nov 17 14:50:06 mesh init: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -e gdm

Actual Results:  default runlevel changed back to 3

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike McLean 2003-11-17 12:59:58 EST
I'm not sure that gdm should do this. After all a different display
manager (such as kdm) might be in use.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2003-11-20 13:21:08 EST
Could we at least in post removal do something like

echo "if you no longer have a display manager installed, change
default runlevel in /etc/inittab"


Better would be refcounting the display managers as theyre
installed/removed, and change it when it hits zero, but thats
obviously more work.
Comment 3 Miloslav Trmac 2003-11-20 13:25:06 EST
advises strongly against this.

There is also the possibility for /etc/X11/prefdm to (/sbin/telinit 3)
if it finds no *dm.
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-11 18:14:03 EDT
Fedora Core 1 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.

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