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Dividing the Linux desktop
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
This isn't true, is it? Do people do that?
I'm scared to try because I don't know Emacs well enough to undo it.
Posted Jan 19, 2013 20:10 UTC (Sat) by tom.prince (subscriber, #70680)
If you just pass init=/usr/bin/emacs on the kernel command line, you shouldn't need to do anything to undo it.
Posted Jan 20, 2013 8:04 UTC (Sun) by apoelstra (subscriber, #75205)
That didn't work. Maybe this is a bug in Fedora's initram, because it worked the last time I tried it (several years ago, and with an actual init program).
For those curious, I did manage to do it though, by popping open my initramfs and adding an explicit INIT=/bin/emacs after the code which sets the INIT variable. The result was emacs saying "cannot open /dev/tty" and bailing, and then the kernel panicked.
If only udev had been merged into emacs..
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