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Old 07-19-2011, 01:41 AM   #1
dhairya
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INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes


I am new to linux. Using CentOS 5.4 (2.6.18-164.6.1.e15)
For using FreeSwitch with fusionpbx, I downloaded an ISO file which contains all (CentOS, FreeSwitch and fusionpbx) from http://wiki.fusionpbx.com/index.php?title=CentOS_ISO
I am using VMWare for testing this OS on virtual machine.

At the time of booting, I am getting this error:
INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

Please help.

Last edited by dhairya; 07-19-2011 at 02:04 AM.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 05:09 AM   #2
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In my experience, that's almost invariably caused by a bad X server configuration. Probably it's trying to do modes/resolutions that either your graphics card or monitor can't handle. If it's a new installation, you might want to see if there's a boot option for "Safe VGA mode" or similar. Most distros have tools that can auto-configure X for you, but you'd have to look up what your distro uses.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
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Try booting the Install media and entering 'linux rescue'. Strictly speaking, that works on the std Centos/RHEL media; not sure if it will work for you.
If it does, you need to mount the HDD and edit /etc/inittab and set the initdefault line
Code:
id:5:initdefault:

#Change the 5 to 3
when you reboot, it should just bring up the console without X-win. Login as root and try
Code:
X -probeonly
& see Chap 30 http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion/index.html
 
Old 07-21-2011, 06:10 AM   #4
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Quote:
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Code:
id:5:initdefault:

#Change the 5 to 3
Just for the record, if you want to do this as a one-off, you can simply append the runlevel to the kernel boot string. Edit the GRUB boot command and stick a 3 on the end to boot without X this session.
 
  


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