event.s question (was inittab question previously)

Christopher Gray chris at bayareadigital.us
Fri Aug 31 20:24:39 UTC 2007


I do not have a /etc/event.s file on Ubuntu 7.4 distribution.  I do have an 
event.d directory there which also doesn't contain an event.s file.

Is this something I must create manually?

Thank you.


On Wed, 29 Aug 2007, Peter (Ubuntu List) wrote:

> Christopher Gray wrote:
>> Hello:
>> I don't seem to have a file called inittab anywhere on my hard disk.  Can
>> somebody point me toward documentation on how Ubuntu does things like set the
>> run level?  I began looking around for this to see how to boot Ubuntu without
>> running Gnome automatically.
>> Thank you.
>> Chris
> Feisty uses upstart and not init anymore. You can see the settings in
> /etc/event.s
> The following was written by Peter Garret a couple of months ago on this
> list:
> "On Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu, X runs in runlevel 2 , and
> there is no distinction between this and running without X.
> There are several ways to make the system boot to a tty prompt without
> starting X. The most direct way is to edit the file
> /etc/X11/default-display-manager
> and comment out the "/usr/sbin/gdm" or equivalent "kdm" line . Substitute
> "false" without quotes. You could also simply clobber it with
> echo "false" | sudo tee /etc/X11/default-display-manager
> Alternatively, if you are sure you will never need gdm/kdm , you can
> uninstall either or both.
> "
> Good luck
> -- 
> Peter van der Does
> GPG key: 13B81170
> IRC: Ganseki on irc.freenode.net

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