|Summary:||Installer sets default run level to 5 without asking|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Public Beta||Reporter:||Michael Fratoni <mfratoni>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Michael Fulbright <msf>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Version:||phoebe||CC:||barryn, elwoo, mitr, tor|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-01-10 06:34:19 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Michael Fratoni 2002-12-27 01:10:07 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003 Description of problem: During a clean install, the installer doesn't ask if it should set the default run level to 5. It appears that if you configure X, you get a GUI login. I'd like the option of configuring X, yet still booting into text mode. I believe the installer always asked in the past? Additionally, I selected both Gnome and KDE packages for installation. The installer never asked which desktop I would prefer as default. This also occured in the 8.0 release, if I recall correctly. Again, the installer always asked in the past. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Didn't try Actual Results: On first boot, the system came up in graphical mode with Gnome as the desktop manager. Expected Results: The installer should have asked about the default run level, as well as the default desktop manager. Additional info: Perhaps this is just personal preference, but I don't ever want a system starting in run level 5. I much prefer a well mannered installer that is polite enough to ask before arbitrarily setting default run levels and desktop managers.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-27 16:20:04 UTC
Did you choose Personal Desktop or Workstation? We do not ask this question now for these installation options.
Comment 2 Michael Fratoni 2002-12-27 23:50:51 UTC
I selected a Workstation install. Which question doesn't get asked for this install selection, the default runlevel, or the choice of desktops? While I can live with starting in GUI mode by default, the installer should still ask which desktop to make the default when both Gnome and KDE are selected. Ideally the installer should ask for both issues.
Comment 3 Elton Woo 2002-12-28 21:00:16 UTC
Previous installations of RH linux provided the option of *testing* the resolution, before finalizing the install routine. I did not get this option when selected 24-bit, 1024 x 768. Is there a reason that this option was removed? What would happen if the user selected the _wrong_ resolution? IMHO, this is a very important step which should have been retained in the install process. Also, I selected "Custom" install, nonetheless, I did NOT get the option of selecting which WM I wanted as the login manager. As much as I like Gnome, I would like to have the choice of selecting either KDE *or* Gnome as the login manager.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-01 03:52:51 UTC
Mike was referring to not asking the runlevel question in workstation or personal desktop.
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-10 06:34:19 UTC
Workstation and Personal Desktop installs will default to runlevel 5. Those who don't really want that know enough to change it themselves. The test button was removed due to multiple driver/card combos causing lockups if you had multiple servers running at once.