Runlevel questions

Asked by John on 2007-05-14

I just installed version 7, and am wondering how to change the initial runlevel. My install has no inittab file (yet). I used to use fedora core 3, but that was a year ago, and there are some differences with this install than what I am used to! Looks really good sofar!

John

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Ubuntu upstart Edit question
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Solved by:
Emmet Caulfield
Solved:
2008-02-22
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2008-02-22
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2008-02-21
Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #1

Thanks for your question. In ubuntu 6.10 and 7.04 there is
not init, but upstart which had chang some thing. If you
want modify your runlevel you must modify the
/etc/event.d/rc-default.

Let me know thanks.

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> New question #6585 on upstart in ubuntu:
>
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/upstart/+question/6585
>
> I just installed version 7, and am wondering how to change
> the initial runlevel. My install has no inittab file
> (yet). I used to use fedora core 3, but that was a year
> ago, and there are some differences with this install than
> what I am used to! Looks really good sofar!
>
> John

John (jef-islandnet) said : #2

Massimo

Thanks for the information, I'm still experimenting (which
is what linux is really really good for!!) - I'm not exactly
sure about the ubuntu runlevels. I'm more familiar with red
hat, with 6 runlevels. I'm still reading the documentation
and figuring it out!

Thanks again!

I hope to tald to you in the future

John

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 7:15 AM
Subject: re: [Question #6585]: Runlevel questions

Your question #6585 on upstart in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/upstart/+question/6585

    Status: Open => Answered

Massimo Forti proposed the following answer:
Thanks for your question. In ubuntu 6.10 and 7.04 there is
not init, but upstart which had chang some thing. If you
want modify your runlevel you must modify the
/etc/event.d/rc-default.

Let me know thanks.

----- Segue Messaggio Originale -----
Da : John <email address hidden>
A : <email address hidden>
oggetto : [Question #6585]: Runlevel questions
Data : Mon, 14 May 2007 14:03:23 -0000

> New question #6585 on upstart in ubuntu:
>
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/upstart/+question/6585
>
> I just installed version 7, and am wondering how to change
> the initial runlevel. My install has no inittab file
> (yet). I used to use fedora core 3, but that was a year
> ago, and there are some differences with this install than
> what I am used to! Looks really good sofar!
>
> John

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Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said : #3

John,

ubuntu also has the 6 runlevels that you are used to from RedHat or Fedora. The difference is that the configuration is not done via inittab, but there has been a new package developed called upstart. You can find the configuration files in the folder /etc/event.d/. Currently this configuration matches pretty much the traditional configuration it is just distributed over more files (i.e. each tty running on the ALT+F? keys has its own configuration file, each runlevel also). However, upstart will be more powerful than inittab and allow more sophisticated configurations in the future.

I hope this helps

I found this a real pain myself: I think Ubuntu's current runlevel handling is very badly broken indeed. FYI, after much pain, I wrote a quick "howto" about how I fixed <a href="http://emmet.caulfield.info/Tech/UbuntuRunlevels/">the Ubuntu runlevels problem</a>.

John (jef-islandnet) said : #5

Thanks Emmet Caulfield, that solved my question.

John (jef-islandnet) said : #6

Looks good Emmet - I'll toy with this soon!

John

John (jef-islandnet) said : #7

This is great! Thanks a lot Emmet, I also like using RL3 - for lynx and pine and old stuff like that!

Works good, easy to implement, right on!

John

Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said : #8

The real problem is why nVidia can not provide precompiled and deb file for the drivers in place of users to do all the experiments.