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Old 10-18-2012, 05:08 AM   #1
gardenair
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Runlevel 5 not work.


hi,
I am using CentOS 5.2 in a non production enviroment.yesterday I have changed my runlevel 5 to runlevel 3 .Today I try to again use my runlevel 5 by editing etc/inittab file but after rebooting it still show me in command prompt.

Following is my /etc/inittab file configuration.


Code:
# inittab       This file describes how the INIT process should set up
#               the system in a certain run-level.
#
# Author:       Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.nl.mugnet.org>
#               Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
#

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:5:initdefault:

# System initialization.
si::sysinit:/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit

l0:0:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 0
l1:1:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 1
l2:2:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 2
l3:3:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 3
l4:4:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 4
l5:5:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 5
l6:6:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 6

# 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"


# Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

# Run xdm in runlevel 5
x:3:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
~
Please guide me that how can I again move to my desktop.

thanks
gardenair

Last edited by gardenair; 10-18-2012 at 06:01 AM.
 
Old 10-18-2012, 07:50 AM   #2
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please help me. I want to use my desktop .The

Code:
id:5:initdefault:


is already set at level 5 but still it stop at run level 5.Any body guide me that is should be the problem.

thanks,
gardenair
 
Old 10-18-2012, 08:27 AM   #3
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check the current run level

Code:
# runlevel
To goto runlevel 5

Code:
# startx
or

Code:
# init 5
try these commands and tell us the output
 
Old 10-18-2012, 10:27 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gardenair View Post
please help me. I want to use my desktop .The
Code:
id:5:initdefault:

is already set at level 5 but still it stop at run level 5.Any body guide me that is should be the problem.
You've been asked a few times to stop bumping your own threads after a short time. You posted 2 hours apart...we volunteer our time, here, and people will answer you when they choose to, so all you really succeeded in doing is removing your thread from the zero-reply list, and decreasing its visibility.

And did you look at the bottom of that file???
Code:
# Run xdm in runlevel 5
x:3:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
So...you have a "3" in there.
 
Old 10-19-2012, 12:14 AM   #5
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Sorry for writing my thred two tines and many many thanks for guidence.Well can you guide me that how it was possible that i just change

Code:
id:5:initdefault:
to

Code:
id:3:initdefault:
and the system automatically change the value ! This is a strange thing for me.

Code:
x:3:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
i change the value as you guide me

Code:
x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
and it works


thanks,
gardenair
 
  


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