[clug] Startup problem
sunpower at pobox.com
Sun Apr 11 01:54:16 GMT 2004
Thanks very much for the help.
Ctrl Alt F1/F2 had no effect I'm afraid and I was not able to get into
single user mode. So I got a bit radiacal and forced a startup error by
pulling out the RAID card. I then logged in as root.
I looked for gdm as suggested below. I found gdm.conf in /etc/X11/gdm/
and set debug to true and turned of the starting of X11 by the judicious
use of a #. This got me into text mode at next reboot, with the RAID
card back in. Fortunately all is well and I am now doing a backup of
data before I try to find out why Xconfigurator still is unable to
configure a graphical screen.
Thanks very much for all your help; my heart rate has returned to normal
and my stomach is now back where it should be. Though I do keep my data
backed up it changes frequently and though it was only 2 days since last
I did a backup it would have meant a lot of work to get things back to
Thanks again and I shall keep you informed when I solve the problem.
Pietro Abate wrote:
>try to boot in single user mode, disable gdm (or kdm) and have a look at
>the Xserver log files. if 'startx' works from console, gdm should work
>fine as well... To disable gdm is usually enough to put exit 1 in the
>gdm startup script in /etc/init.d/gdm (I don't remember if this is the
>default rh location ... but look for something similar...)
>On Sun, Apr 11, 2004 at 10:26:20AM +1000, Steve wrote:
>>How might I get to a text login so that I might get at the startup
>>files. I am not sure which files I should be looking for or where they
>>are (rc? files I guess).
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