[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#583312: since update to initscripts, sysv... to version 2.88.dfs-5 -- kdm "fails" to load

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Thu May 27 05:45:33 UTC 2010

> kdm will start normally if nVidia xorg.conf file is
> deleted. However, as issue only began with the upgrade to these four
> files, it would appear that the issues lies not with kdm or the
> nVidia driver, but a change made in these files.

With the introduction of parallel booting, stricter constraints on the
correctness of the dependency informatoin in init.d scripts is
introduced.  If all init.d scripts have correct and complete
dependency information, the boot will work as it should, and without
complete and corect dependency information, it might fail.  This is
not a bug with sysv-rc, but with the package providing the init.d
script with the incomplete or incorrect dependency information.

I do not know the packages installed on your machine, so it is hard to
guess which package is buggy.  Could it be that the nvidia script fail
to specify that it need to run before kdm starts?  Which packages are

Please provide the output from /usr/share/insserv/make-testsuite, to
make it possible to reproduce your boot sequence.  If you have an idea
what script is buggy, try using

  /usr/share/insserv/check-initd-order -g > bootgraph.dot
  dotty bootgraph.dot

to review the dependencies.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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