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Bug 171001 - Can't finish into Runlevel 3 from RunLevel 5 in RH4U2
Can't finish into Runlevel 3 from RunLevel 5 in RH4U2
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anacron (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2005-10-17 06:02 EDT by Tung Ying Chang
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-27 13:41:39 EST
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Description Tung Ying Chang 2005-10-17 06:02:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
We use RH4U2 in X-widnows mode. Then open termal windows to run "init 3" . The system hung up in aracorn services . But we use into Runlevel 3 after booting RH4U2 . Then into Runlevel 5 . Next into Runlevel 3 . It is ok .

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot into Redhat X-windows mode 
2. Open termial windows
3. Run init 3
4. The system will hung up in "aracron" serives .

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Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2006-03-07 03:41:21 EST
If it hangs in anacron, it most likely isn't a system-config-services bug.
Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2006-03-09 11:26:26 EST
There have been several reports of this problem before:
Bug 145716 - init 3 freezes at anacron program
Bug 112015 - runlevel 5 to 3 swithcing - ok till starting anacron 
             - system seemingly hangs

But this has always turned out to be simply because anacron is the last 
service to be checked for startup in runlevel 3, and because no 'login:'
prompt is printed in the VT until you actually press <RETURN> .

You should get a login: prompt after switching to runlevel 3 by pressing
<RETURN> .  

If not, ensure you are in the correct virtual terminal - press <ALT>+<F1>,
then press <RETURN> - do you then get a login: prompt ?
Comment 3 Jason Vas Dias 2006-03-27 13:41:39 EST
I really cannot reproduce this problem .

When you type 'init 3' in an X-Windows terminal, then X exits and you are left
in the Console (VT-7) which has no getty - then you need to switch to a getty
console (VT-1 to VT-6) by pressing the <ALT>+<F[1-6]> keys; then you may need
to press <RETURN> to get a login: prompt - I've been unable to get this to fail.

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