Right now if /etc/X11/prefdm is run but no dm installed (maybe because a user booted into graphical.target but didn't install any dm) it will exit with exit code 127 but leave the plymouth screen on, which is very confusing, since the user might think the machine is stuck.
If prefdm can't find a dm it probably should just call "plymouth quit" and exit.
Added in master, will be in F-16 at some point.
Hmm, I don't think this patch will be enough. Note that the exit code if no dm is around is 127, not 1. It seems as if the script exits at some earlier place if no dm is around. I am really not sure though which one that would be...
It shouldn't... that's the point of the 'shopt -s execfail' eariler in the script.
initscripts-9.32-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing initscripts-9.32-1.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
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initscripts-9.32-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.