Friday, November 6. 2009
You felt pretty pleased with yourself for jumping on the latest Ubuntu release back in the alpha stages on your virtual machine, then having it running on your laptop and Lynn's Asus EEE 701 the day after the final release came out.
But did you ever have to change the default runlevel? NO, you didn't. You didn't anticipate that you would want to convert that alpha-6 server into a workstation. Nice thinking, hero. And now that you've figured it out, you're going to remind yourself that the place to change it is in /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf. You might want to look at the env DEFAULT_RUNLEVEL setting. Oh sure, you could manually create an old-school /etc/inittab file, and it would get picked up from there. But, you know, throwing away a grand old tradition like that really feels liberating, doesn't it?
So now you know. Don't forget, okay? But if you do, you might just find yourself coming back here.
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I just bet people could do without the sarcastic tone here.
I am one of them
That's the beauty of the internet, you can pick and choose what YOU want to read, if YOU don't like it YOU don't have to read it.
that being said, I took it as humor, considering he's dogging on himself, I'm not sure why YOU would have a problem with him posting his internal dialogue to help others with a similar problem (where to change default run level)
My deepest apologies. In the future I'll ensure that my blog posts and comments respect the "sarcastic tone" settings in your browser preferences; just make sure you have "sarcastic tone" in "Internet Options->Offensiveness" disabled and everything should be okay.
Lol, great answer
Personally i liked the way you wrote and most of all appreciate the info because ... errr ... i did almost the same thing )))
Love the tone. Not only did I find the answer I was looking for, I got some chuckles this morning. Good day sir!
I could do without it too. The information is good, but the extra fluff just gets in the way.
People are sensitive here. Just take the info you need and ignore writers egos needs. That is the beauty of internet.
Thanks for the info. The "sarcastic tone" is hilarious
I wanted to change the runlevel on my fresh karmic install and tried to use command completion to edit inittab. So, I typed: vi /etc/in[tab tab].....nothing.....it[tab tab]...nothing. Then it occurred to me that newer debian/ubuntu installs "don't do it that way" anymore.
so, I typed this into google: change runlevel karmic ...and your comment was the "feeling lucky" response. Thanks for the info and loved your perspective. It is kinda fun sticking ones tongue out and saying nerner nerner nerner to the almighty scared inittab file.
HAHAHA Dude two things:
1. thanks for the info - I had looked all over google and was just about o give up.
2. I wish I could write like you totally love the sarcasm. "Internet Options->Offensiveness" - classic!!!! love it hehehe
Thank for the info. It help me alot.. I am happy to be able to start my Ubuntu Karmic into runlevel 1.
Sorry for my poor English as I don't really get your sarcastic tone there.. huhu..
THANK YOU Dan! I started to learn Ubuntu, after a few steps in RedHat, and got confused about where is the file storing the default runlevel. Your article(short but very concise) hit my confusion right away.
Love the tone! I just want to know where the "tone settings" in my browser are...been looking for a year now...
[sarcasm]The amount of sarcasm in this post offended me. There should be no sarcasm on the internet[/sarcasm]
Thank to folks like Dan who are posting about changes like this.
On the inexorable march of progress, it's important to make sure nothing you know stays true for long.
Warning: the above was sarcasm.
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