Change in login/logout behaviour?

Hi all,
I used to start my wm automatically from tty login using the following in .profile:
if [[ ! $DISPLAY && -z `pgrep -u $USER xinit` ]]; then
xinit &
This would automatically start the wm and then logout, freeing up the tty, but the X session would persist.
Since the recent update to util-linux and shadow, this no longer works because the X session is killed upon logout. This is not specific to X, any process launched to the background in .bashrc or .profile is killed on logout. On the other hand, simply executing
xinit & exit
at the console gives the previous behaviour where the X session persists after logout.
Does anyone know why this has changed and if it is possible to go back to the old behaviour?
Last edited by fijit (2012-07-06 13:34:05)

DSpider wrote:Post your /etc/inittab.
It's not meaningfully changed from default
# /etc/inittab
# Runlevels:
# 0 Halt
# 1(S) Single-user
# 2 Not used
# 3 Multi-user
# 4 Not used
# 5 X11
# 6 Reboot
## Only one of the following two lines can be uncommented!
# Boot to console
# Boot to X11
su:S:wait:/sbin/sulogin -p
# -8 options fixes umlauts problem on login
c1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty --noclear -8 -s 38400 tty1 linux
c2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 -s 38400 tty2 linux
c3:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 -s 38400 tty3 linux
#c4:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 -s 38400 tty4 linux
#c5:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 -s 38400 tty5 linux
#c6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 -s 38400 tty6 linux
# Serial Virtual Console for KVM and others VMs
#s0:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 -s 9600 ttyS0 linux
# Hypervisor Virtual Console for Xen and KVM
#h0:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 -s 38400 hvc0 linux
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now
# Example lines for starting a login manager
#x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/xdm -nodaemon
#x:5:respawn:/usr/sbin/gdm -nodaemon
#x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/kdm -nodaemon
#x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/slim >/dev/null 2>&1
# End of file

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