Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444995
inittab needs to be fixed before release
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:14:35 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. kill any text tty
2. It doesnt restart
3. Look at inittab in /etc to see what is missing
Text ttys don't respawn. They should.
This is the only relevant line in the FC9-preview inittab file:
It needs these lines:
# System initialization.
# Trap CTRL-ALT-DELETE
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now
# When our UPS tells us power has failed, assume we have a few minutes
# of power left. Schedule a shutdown for 2 minutes from now.
# This does, of course, assume you have powerd installed and your
# UPS connected and working correctly.
pf::powerfail:/sbin/shutdown -f -h +2 "Power Failure; System Shutting Down"
# If power was restored before the shutdown kicked in, cancel it.
pr:12345:powerokwait:/sbin/shutdown -c "Power Restored; Shutdown Cancelled"
But Wait... there is more...
I would suggest going back to any recent flavor and copying the rest of the
This needs to be fixed before release of FC9
Please read the comments at the top of the inittab file.
Since the text screens don't reinitialize, could you please send a clue bat so I
can fix it to use the text screens without having to reinit the ttys? Where did
How did you upgrade?
This box was upgraded with the FC9 Preview live iso last Friday (Apr 25). Only
partition that was kept as is was the /home partition.
Created attachment 304459 [details]
This was the install log from another machine with the same problem.
I need upgrade.log as well; it should be in a similar place on the filesystem.
Created attachment 304540 [details]
yum upgrade log
OK, I *believe* this is due to event-compat-sysv accidentally still being in the
tree. This should be fixed when upgrading to F9 final.