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Old 12-04-2004, 11:24 AM   #1
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How did SuSE8.2 start his KDM?

Hi, all

Anyone know how SuSE 8.2 started his KDM?
Here is my inittab


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

ls:S:wait:/etc/init.d/rc S

ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -r -t 4 now

kb::kbrequest:/bin/echo "Keyboard Request -- edit /etc/inittab to let this work."

pf:owerwait:/etc/init.d/powerfail start
pn:owerfailnow:/etc/init.d/powerfail now

po:owerokwait:/etc/init.d/powerfail stop

sh:12345owerfail:/sbin/shutdown -h now THE POWER IS FAILING
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty --noclear 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

# end of /etc/inittab
Old 12-04-2004, 04:24 PM   #2
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"Anyone know how SuSE 8.2 started his KDM?"

KDM is started when you use run level 5.

"l5:5:wait:/etc/init.d/rc 5"

Run level 5 means to start a script named /etc/init.d/rc and pass it a parameter of 5. The rc script then runs every script in the /etc/init.d/rc5.d directory. The last script in the /etc/init.d/rc5.d directory in SuSE 9.1 is called S15xdm. I don't know what it is called in SuSE 8.2 but it will be the last file in /etc/init.d/rc5.d directory.

S15xdm determines that you set KDM as your default login and starts KDM.

Steve Stites


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