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

Romane romane at miscellanie.com
Thu May 27 06:39:49 UTC 2010

Good morning Peter

With what you have said, my first suspicion now would be the script for 
nvidia-glx. If the positioning of the script is determined by the script 
creator, and the nVidia scripts will have been created by nVidia (that 
is an assumption - please correct me if I am wrong), then they need make 
their adjustments to place it earlier in the sequence (as per my last 
email). nvidia is run before kdm, but it appears not early enough. Which 
would suggest the problem is not the initscript teams. Will follow up 
more on that after a much-needed snooze, but being new to this aspect of 
Linux, if am advised differently, will follow said advice.

Couple of utilities in your emaiI knew nothing of. Just for now, have 
attached the output from /usr/share/insserv/make-testsuite, as 
requested. Two of, actually. One with nvidia-glx sitting in S17, where 
was having the problem, and one where I changed the S17 to S7, and the 
system boots OK (for now, at least).

Will explore more with /usr/share/insserv/check-init-order later today 
after snooze, compare the output with nvidia-glx at both S17 and S7 
positions. If copies are of any use to you, let me know, will send.

With greetings


On 27/05/10 15:45, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Romane]
>> 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
> involved?
> 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,
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