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Old 11-16-2008, 06:52 AM   #1
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New Machine - Won't startup without commands and won't shutdown- Suse 10


As posted previously within my last thread (sorry to re-post but I thought I might get a different response in a correctly titled post), I can't start up without the startx command, although this is a very new pre-installed machine. It was fine the first two startups and ran it all automatically, then I got the following:

Master Resource Control: runlevel 3 has been reached
Skipped servicesnin runlevel 3: smbfs nfs gpm microcode powersaved suseRegister ypbind autofs

Welcome to SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 (i506) - Kernel 2.6.16.54-0.2.5-default (tty1)

It then asked for my login and to startup. I can get it t start normally startx command, however I had not had to do this previously. If I try to log in as root, it doesn't start up properly instead hanging on the grey startup screen until I switch off or take the battery out.

Shutdown just doesn't work at all, a box appears for a few seconds but then goes and nothing else happens at all. Shutting down from the terminal as root leaves it hanging - either way I have to turn it off at the switch!

Any advice on her or via a pm or msn would be greatly appreciated. I was told by various people that Linux was much more user friendly now but I'm tearing my hair out!

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Old 11-16-2008, 09:46 AM   #2
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If I understand correctly, you are using a pre-installed netbook or laptop.

I don't know how much work you have done on your machine in those 2 sessions that it booted, but you could backup your data and restore your system using the System Restore CD/DVD that came with the product.

Cheers,
 
Old 11-16-2008, 03:57 PM   #3
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If I understand correctly, you are using a pre-installed netbook or laptop.

I don't know how much work you have done on your machine in those 2 sessions that it booted, but you could backup your data and restore your system using the System Restore CD/DVD that came with the product.

Cheers,
I don't have an optical drive and it didn't come with any boot discs. Have you any idea what may have happened??
 
Old 11-17-2008, 12:40 PM   #4
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I don't have an optical drive and it didn't come with any boot discs. Have you any idea what may have happened??
I personally have never seen this error before.
Could you be more specific?, what brand/ type/ build is the machine? This way you could ask someone which has the same machine/experience.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 02:37 PM   #5
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If it is a "very new" machine then I want to know why it has SLED 10 SP1 on it and not SLED 10 SP2. SP2 has been out since sometime in May or June and SP1 is either already end of life and not supported by Novell or is very, very close to being so. Anyway...

It sounds like your machine is booting to run level 3, which is multiuser text mode, when you expect run level 5, which gives you the graphical login screen. When you first log in run the command

Code:
$ grep initdefault /etc/inittab
You should get back a line which looks like

Code:
id:5:initdefault:
If the number is a 3 then your system is behaving as expected. If you want it go boot to run level 5 then change the 3 to a 5. If it says 5 already then I don't know what's happening.
 
  


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