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Gerwar 01-15-2011 07:52 AM

initializing run level 4 at inittab default level
 
hello everyone, im having a problem when my computer enters in the run level 4 as the default when i start slackware. The strange thing is that it not seems that is a X window problem, it looks like more like a configuration problem in some part of the kde script to initialize the log in, because if i manually start the X service it works fine, i dont know what is the source. Thank you in advance for the help.

disturbed1 01-16-2011 04:00 AM

What exactly is it doing, not doing, and what is expected? Any logs? Error messages? My magic eightball told me to ask again later :D
Sometimes you can ctrl-alt-F1 to get to VT 1 and hopefully theres a tid bit of information spewed out for you.

Try restoring the default /etc/kde/kdm/* files. Perhaps you inadvertently changed one of those, and set an incompatible setting. I believe they are from the kdebase-workspace package (for KDE 4.x).

Gerwar 01-17-2011 09:36 AM

i will try to restore /etc/kde/kdm/* files, thank you for the advice.
What i like to archive is: when i start my linux distro (which is slackware 13) i would like to start from the beginning the X window environment, and to prompt me with the log-in window.
What is doing right now: it only appears a black screen and a flashing "_" character, if i try to change to the tty 6, it let me change there, and there isn't any problem, also if i want to startx from run level 3, there isn't any problem. The problem is that if i want to start from the beginning the run level 4 (by changing the /etc/inittab -> "...4:initdefault") nothing happen.

Gerwar 01-17-2011 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by disturbed1 (Post 4225876)
What exactly is it doing, not doing, and what is expected? Any logs? Error messages? My magic eightball told me to ask again later :D
Sometimes you can ctrl-alt-F1 to get to VT 1 and hopefully theres a tid bit of information spewed out for you.

Try restoring the default /etc/kde/kdm/* files. Perhaps you inadvertently changed one of those, and set an incompatible setting. I believe they are from the kdebase-workspace package (for KDE 4.x).

Ok i copy the files from the kdebas-workspace to the /etc/kde/kdm/ directory and the thing get worst it only freeze at at the last line wrote in the the terminal that runs kde, but again i can switch to another terminal (tty6). I manage to restore it when i was before, to the black screen with the "_" character flashing. It appears to be something related to other files, i dunno what could it be, i will keep trying different things.


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