When i boot my computer, it hangs when it comes to load the acpi daemon. Now, ive had probs like this before, first it was gpm (which someone here helped me fix by making the gpm binary not executable), then it was my keyboard map that caused boot to freeze (i used the same method as above to solve this), now its acpi thats messing things up. Problem is, i need acpi and dont want to disable it.
But theres something fishy going on, because on each occasion above, the hanging application was always before 'Starting X11 Session..'.
When the boot sequence hangs at acpi loading, i have to reset the computer, causing linux to boot up running fsck and so on, however when i reboot after 'logging in to perform root maintenence' and run fsck without options as suggested by slackware, acpi successfully loads and X loads...taking me to gdm.
Which brings me on to my next problem, gnome hangs upon login from gdm. I get the splash screen then the error 'gnome-settings-daemon ended unexpecdedly' or something to that effect.
It booted fine before, the only change ive made was to install mplayer. The same happened with gpm and the keyboard map...everything booted successfully but then for no apparent reason one would decide to screw things up! Seems kinda random..
Whats going on?! Why wont my linux just work?
Seems to me like its a problem with X somehow, but i dont really know what, or how to begin to fix it.
Any help would be greatly appriciated.