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chkconfig shows a value instead of the expected "on"

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2


Server has been updated (in-place upgrade) from SLES10 SPx to SLES11 SP1.

When doing a 'chkconfig ntp' the expected result would be 'on' but instead the following is displayed: '235'


chkconfig is showing the runlevels and not 'on', when these a different to the default runlevel defined in the /etc/init.d script.

In SLES11 for some services the default runlevel has been changed.

To get this 'solved', first do 'chkconfig service off' followed by a 'chkconfig service on'

Additional Information

The following services have been found (so far):
  • dbus
  • earlysyslog
  • haldaemon
  • ntp


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  • Document ID:7010036
  • Creation Date: 20-Jan-2012
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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