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Old 7th December 2006, 09:31 AM
noppie Offline
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Boot to command line after upgrade form 4 to 6

I updated my fedora 6 from 4 and I am having boot problems
I have to reboot several times to get the graphic interface to sign it.. help
I don't really want to reinstall from begining.
Thank you

I read to make sure in te inittab file
is default to 5 and it is
this is my inittab file
# inittab This file describes how the INIT process should set up
# the system in a certain run-level.
# Author: Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.nl.mugnet.org>
# Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)

# System initialization.

l0:0:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 0
l1:1:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 1
l2:2:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 2
l3:3:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 3
l4:4:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 4
l5:5:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 5
l6:6:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 6

ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now

# When our UPS tells us power has failed, assume we have a few minutes
# of power left. Schedule a shutdown for 2 minutes from now.
# This does, of course, assume you have powerd installed and your
# UPS connected and working correctly.
pf:owerfail:/sbin/shutdown -f -h +2 "Power Failure; System Shutting Down"

# If power was restored before the shutdown kicked in, cancel it.
pr:12345owerokwait:/sbin/shutdown -c "Power Restored; Shutdown Cancelled"

# Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

# Run xdm in runlevel 5
x:5:once:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
:( :D :confused:
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Old 7th December 2006, 09:52 AM
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have a look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log
or similar see whether there are any errors starting x

also from your command line type startx see if this starts the gui.
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Old 7th December 2006, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by johno12345
have a look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log
or similar see whether there are any errors starting x

also from your command line type startx see if this starts the gui.
what would the errors look like?
(EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
this is the only error I see.. and I haven't tried the startx

i was tying in xstart
so I really hate to shut down the computer to see if that works.. it took last time about 10 rebooting to the GUI back up
and other ideas
:( :D :confused:
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