On 3 December 2010 11:36, Heinz Diehl <htd(a)fritha.org> wrote:
The same behaviour was present on all 4 machines:
booting into Gnome, opening a console, "su root",
init 3 -> nothing happens, the logout and shutdown buttons disappear
and the machine becomes unstable. This was not present in F13, which were
on those 4 machines about 1/2 year ago.
I get slightly different behaviour with a KDE desktop (started from gdm
though). In my case I tried "init 1" and most processes, including the X
server, were eventually killed. However, I had waaay too many processes
left by the time I got to the single user prompt. As I recall, there were
about half a dozen of which the only one I can remember is the
quick start thing. Obviousy the only things that should
have been there are the single user shell and the kernel-context processes.
This looks like a problem with the upstart-init not actually killing off
everything it should be killing off.