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Old 1st January 2005, 11:48 AM
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Fail to boot to GUI desktop

Im using FC2, Kernal 2.6.9. I have a recent crash after opening a few windows. For reaons why it crash, im yet to know. I cant do a reboot by alt+ctrl+backspace. Or ALt+ctrl+Del. I cant access to virtual console to shutdown. It jus hang there for at least 15 mins .. Which i finally make a power shutdown from the main supply.

I turn on the system after a power shutdown. The system is not able to boot to gnome desktop. the Screen keep blinking, trying to boot to GUI. It stop after 90secs. .. Yet after 2 mins, the re-try still cannot boot to GUI desktop. Inbetween the 2 mins break . Virturl console is able to access.. Internet access is ok.

I have try to boot to Runlevel 3, by editing /etc/inittab file. the restart to tty0 is ok. But i still cannot boot by using "startx" commmand..

Pls help .. Im new to Linux for 1 year. . Detail maybe not much ... But do advise
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Old 1st January 2005, 12:05 PM
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It sounds like a conflict with your X configand your video card or monitor. It is most likely the monitor as I have had the same problem with the monitor. If it is the monitor, you will need to use the correct v and h-sync frequency. You can change the settings in /etc/X11/Xorg.conf (or whatever the config file is).
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Old 1st January 2005, 04:15 PM
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you may have blown out your etc/X11/xorg.conf. boot to console mode, if you have midnight commander (mc) installed, it'll be easier to work with the system to check your logs and check your xorg.conf.
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Old 1st January 2005, 04:49 PM
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I have emacs to xorg.conf. Have tried editing the H and V syn in Monitor . Yet nothings help. i double its from Monitor .. .. IM using COMPAQ MV740.
I have once let display 0 to re-try booting to Gnome, but it ended up making the monitor into Standby mode. I cant turn it on eventually, however, to turn off the power supply for reboot
There is once, in an unknow circumstances, notice this statement, while I log into virturl console. It states :

"KDSKBENT: Invalid argument failed to bind key 255 to value 1015"

Does this statement help to restore my FC2?

Hi Woad_Warrior,
I using emacs, can this replace midnight commander? I gotta admit im new and still learning . PLs advise..
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Old 1st January 2005, 05:42 PM
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emacs is a text editor. midnight commander is a completely different program.

Midnight Commander is a visual shell much like a file manager, only
with many more features. It is a text mode application, but it also
includes mouse support if you are running GPM. Midnight Commander's
best features are its ability to FTP, view tar and zip files, and to
poke into RPMs for specific files.

as far as "KDSKBENT: Invalid argument failed to bind key 255 to value 1015" is concerned, i have no idea.

post your xorg.conf, and any errors that show up in /var/log/boot.log that'll give a better indication of what is going on.
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Old 1st January 2005, 06:17 PM
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xorg.conf

i have copy the xorg.conf.

Pls review and advise.


# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name
of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated
together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent
of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "COMPAQ MV740"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 40.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
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Old 1st January 2005, 06:21 PM
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boot.log

Its an extract of the long list .. which only limit to 10 000 per thread
Last done was edit inittab for runlevel:3 . Pls review and advise.


Jan 1 23:11:05 localhost cups: cupsd startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:11:05 localhost sshd: succeeded
Jan 1 23:11:06 localhost xinetd: xinetd startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:11:06 localhost sendmail: sendmail startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:11:06 localhost sendmail: sm-client startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:11:07 localhost gpm: gpm startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:11:07 localhost crond: crond startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:11:08 localhost xfs: xfs startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:11:08 localhost anacron: anacron startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:11:08 localhost atd: atd startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:11:08 localhost readahead: Starting background readahead:
Jan 1 23:11:09 localhost rc: Starting readahead: succeeded
Jan 1 23:11:09 localhost messagebus: messagebus startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:11:11 localhost mdmonitor: mdadm succeeded
Jan 1 23:11:11 localhost mdmpd: mdmpd failed
Jan 1 23:15:30 localhost messagebus: messagebus -TERM succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:31 localhost atd: atd shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:31 localhost cups: cupsd shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:31 localhost xfs: xfs shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:31 localhost gpm: gpm shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:31 localhost sshd: sshd -TERM succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:32 localhost sendmail: sendmail shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:32 localhost sendmail: sm-client shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:32 localhost smartd: smartd shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:32 localhost xinetd: xinetd shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:32 localhost acpid: acpid shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:33 localhost crond: crond shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:33 localhost nifd: nifd shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:33 localhost dd: 1+0 records in
Jan 1 23:15:33 localhost dd: 1+0 records out
Jan 1 23:15:33 localhost random: Saving random seed: succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:33 localhost nfslock: rpc.statd shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:33 localhost portmap: portmap shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:15:35 localhost syslog: klogd shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:08 localhost syslog: syslogd startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:08 localhost syslog: klogd startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:08 localhost irqbalance: irqbalance startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:08 localhost portmap: portmap startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:08 localhost nfslock: rpc.statd startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:28 localhost rpcidmapd: rpc.idmapd startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:28 localhost random: Initializing random number generator:
succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:28 localhost rc: Starting pcmcia: succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:29 localhost netfs: Mounting other filesystems: succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:29 localhost autofs: automount startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:29 localhost mDNSResponder: startup failed
Jan 1 23:17:30 localhost smartd: smartd startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:30 localhost acpid: acpid startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:34 localhost cups: cupsd startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:35 localhost sshd: succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:35 localhost xinetd: xinetd startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:35 localhost sendmail: sendmail startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:35 localhost sendmail: sm-client startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:36 localhost gpm: gpm startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:37 localhost crond: crond startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:37 localhost xfs: xfs startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:38 localhost anacron: anacron startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:38 localhost atd: atd startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:38 localhost readahead: Starting background readahead:
Jan 1 23:17:38 localhost rc: Starting readahead: succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:38 localhost messagebus: messagebus startup succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:39 localhost mdmonitor: mdadm succeeded
Jan 1 23:17:39 localhost mdmpd: mdmpd failed
Jan 1 23:27:39 localhost messagebus: messagebus -TERM succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:39 localhost atd: atd shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:40 localhost cups: cupsd shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:40 localhost xfs: xfs shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:40 localhost gpm: gpm shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:40 localhost sshd: sshd -TERM succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:40 localhost sendmail: sendmail shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:40 localhost sendmail: sm-client shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:41 localhost smartd: smartd shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:41 localhost xinetd: xinetd shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:41 localhost acpid: acpid shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:41 localhost crond: crond shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:41 localhost nifd: nifd shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:42 localhost dd: 1+0 records in
Jan 1 23:27:42 localhost dd: 1+0 records out
Jan 1 23:27:42 localhost random: Saving random seed: succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:42 localhost nfslock: rpc.statd shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:42 localhost portmap: portmap shutdown succeeded
Jan 1 23:27:43 localhost syslog: klogd shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:27:35 localhost syslog: syslogd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:27:35 localhost syslog: klogd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:27:35 localhost irqbalance: irqbalance startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:27:35 localhost portmap: portmap startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:27:35 localhost nfslock: rpc.statd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:27:35 localhost ifup: done.
Jan 2 01:27:35 localhost ifup: Error: an inet prefix is expected
rather than "GATEWAY0=192.168.1.1".
Jan 2 01:27:35 localhost network: Bringing up interface eth0:
succeeded
Jan 2 01:27:56 localhost rpcidmapd: rpc.idmapd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:27:56 localhost random: Initializing random number generator:
succeeded
Jan 2 01:27:56 localhost rc: Starting pcmcia: succeeded
Jan 2 01:27:56 localhost netfs: Mounting other filesystems: succeeded
Jan 2 01:27:56 localhost autofs: automount startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:27:57 localhost mDNSResponder: startup failed
Jan 2 01:27:57 localhost smartd: smartd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:27:57 localhost acpid: acpid startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:28:01 localhost cups: cupsd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:28:02 localhost sshd: succeeded
Jan 2 01:28:02 localhost xinetd: xinetd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:28:02 localhost sendmail: sendmail startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:28:03 localhost sendmail: sm-client startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:28:03 localhost gpm: gpm startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:28:03 localhost crond: crond startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:28:04 localhost xfs: xfs startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:28:04 localhost anacron: anacron startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:28:04 localhost atd: atd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:28:04 localhost readahead: Starting background readahead:
Jan 2 01:28:04 localhost rc: Starting readahead: succeeded
Jan 2 01:28:05 localhost messagebus: messagebus startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:28:06 localhost mdmonitor: mdadm succeeded
Jan 2 01:28:06 localhost mdmpd: mdmpd failed
Jan 2 01:36:18 localhost messagebus: messagebus -TERM succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:18 localhost atd: atd shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:18 localhost cups: cupsd shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:18 localhost xfs: xfs shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:18 localhost gpm: gpm shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:18 localhost sshd: sshd -TERM succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:19 localhost sendmail: sendmail shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:19 localhost sendmail: sm-client shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:19 localhost smartd: smartd shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:19 localhost xinetd: xinetd shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:19 localhost acpid: acpid shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:19 localhost crond: crond shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:20 localhost nifd: nifd shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:20 localhost dd: 1+0 records in
Jan 2 01:36:20 localhost dd: 1+0 records out
Jan 2 01:36:20 localhost random: Saving random seed: succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:20 localhost nfslock: rpc.statd shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:20 localhost portmap: portmap shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:36:21 localhost syslog: klogd shutdown succeeded
Jan 2 01:48:41 localhost syslog: syslogd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:48:41 localhost syslog: klogd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:48:41 localhost irqbalance: irqbalance startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:48:41 localhost portmap: portmap startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:48:42 localhost nfslock: rpc.statd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:48:41 localhost ifup: done.
Jan 2 01:48:41 localhost ifup: Error: an inet prefix is expected
rather than "GATEWAY0=192.168.1.1".
Jan 2 01:48:41 localhost network: Bringing up interface eth0:
succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:02 localhost rpcidmapd: rpc.idmapd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:02 localhost random: Initializing random number generator:
succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:02 localhost rc: Starting pcmcia: succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:03 localhost netfs: Mounting other filesystems: succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:03 localhost autofs: automount startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:03 localhost mDNSResponder: startup failed
Jan 2 01:49:03 localhost smartd: smartd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:04 localhost acpid: acpid startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:08 localhost cups: cupsd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:09 localhost sshd: succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:09 localhost xinetd: xinetd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:10 localhost sendmail: sendmail startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:11 localhost sendmail: sm-client startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:11 localhost gpm: gpm startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:11 localhost crond: crond startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:12 localhost xfs: xfs startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:12 localhost anacron: anacron startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:13 localhost atd: atd startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:13 localhost messagebus: messagebus startup succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:13 localhost mdmonitor: mdadm succeeded
Jan 2 01:49:13 localhost mdmpd: mdmpd failed
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Old 1st January 2005, 07:10 PM
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as far as i can tell, your xorg.conf is fine for 2d. if you installed the nvidia 3d drivers, it'll need editing. (plenty of threads covering that)
what is failing is an app having to do with raid. (took abit looking on google for that) the advice seems to be either to disable mdmpd or to uninstall it. unless of course you need raid.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...?postid=948960
http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/forums...pic.php?p=7042
i'd try to simply disable it first, (especially if you use raid devices) at least to see if you can get it to startx.
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Old 2nd January 2005, 10:56 AM
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Hi Woad Warrior,
I review my boot.log file. And I notice this mdmpd is not able to start. Even before this crash happen.. Looks normal ..
Anyway, I do want to disable it. I have try to diable the mdmpd .. But result failed .. any way to force it?
Another thing is this whish i have notice: ""mDNSResponder : statrtup failed""
Does this message relates to this problem ?
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