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Old 06-04-2008, 04:59 AM   #1
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Post init id 'x' respawning too fast:disabled for 5 mins

i am using fc8 and it encountered this error "INIT id 'x' respawning too fast:disabled for 5 mins"i am unable to resolve the error . i am not able to login as root it says "Login incorrect".i tried logging in single user mode but still i am unable to use command like passwd,chsh
can anybody help me in resolving this error
Old 06-10-2008, 10:40 AM   #2
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try editing the file /etc/shadow and remove the password in the "root" user name and then reboot and login as root ...
Old 06-13-2008, 02:32 AM   #3
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primarly when i had this error and logged in in single user mode i was not able to see the shadow file in etc directory so i copyed shadow- to shadow file. can u exactly tell wat the problem is and the reasons for the problem. so tht u r suggestion helps me in resolving my problem
Old 06-17-2008, 09:52 PM   #4
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Can you check from the terminal for me the following
1) Does /etc/sysconfig/desktop exist
2) Please post the output of /etc/sysconfig/desktop (in other words cat out the file)

If this file does not exist create it, and put in it the following

Now go ahead and reboot and see if this fixes your problem

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