Bug 19885 - Xconfigurator changes runlevel to 7 instead of 5
Xconfigurator changes runlevel to 7 instead of 5
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xconfigurator (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-10-26 17:37 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:37 EDT (History)
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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-26 17:37:41 EDT
Hi folks!

I have just installed the brand new RedHat 7.0 on my Notebook. The 
installation went fine. When I executed Xconfigurator to change my video 
settings I chose to let Xconf change the default startup runlevel to 
graphic login.

Xconfigurator changed the runlevel to 7 instead of 5 so that after every 
following boot my NB went to halt right at the beginning.

This one's another example of what happens when people change low-priority 
variables (e.g. such an un-important thing like a startup runlevel)... :-)

P.S. is there any chance to boot a system that starts with runlevel 7?

Thanks for your answer and a patch...
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-10-26 17:53:13 EDT
There is no codepath which could give you runlevel 7 - it just isn't possible:

		if (rc & STARTX)
                    state->runLevel = 5;
                    state->runLevel = 3;

(and there is one other codepath touching it for kickstart, much the same way).

Anyway, to choose runlevel 3 on boot type "linux 3" at the boot prompt.
Another option would be to use the Red Hat Linux CD in rescue mode.

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