Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 191280
Problem switching between init 1 and init 3
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:59:39 EDT
Description of problem:
I boot the system into runlevel 5. From an xterm I do an init 1. Then I do an
init 3. I see it go into runlevel 3, but it ends with "Starting HAL daemon: [
OK ]" and I never get a login prompt.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I was able to reproduce this on RHEL 4 U3 and Fedora Core 5.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot to X, login and open a terminal
2. init 1
3. at the prompt, init 3
Stuck on a screen that ends with "Starting HAL daemon: [ OK ]"
should see a login prompt
Since you ran 'init 1' from X, your shell is on the tty that X ran from (usually
tty7 or tty8). When you run 'init 3', you remain on that tty. login is only
started on tty1-tty6 by default; hitting 'ctrl-<f1>' through 'ctrl-<f6>' should
cycle through the ttys.