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Old 02-06-2004, 01:13 PM   #1
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PC Hangs when going from runlevel 3 to 5


Suse 9.0 - KDE 3.1

PC boots to runlevel 5 - I can log into the GUI sucessfully, and can drop to runlevel 3 (to save resources for running Daemons/ftp/etc) by entering init 3 at the command line.

However, when I try to go back to runlevel 5 (by entering init 5 at the command prompt) the computer loads the GUI login box and allows me to complete the GUI login again, but hangs immediatly thereafter at a blank blue (graphical) screen.... what you would see just before the KDE loading window appears. restarting the X server (cntrl+alt+backspace) takes me back to a frozen command prompt.

Am I going about changing runlevels the wrong way? If not, what logs should I check / where should I begin the troubleshooting process?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Tom
 
Old 02-06-2004, 01:58 PM   #2
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/var/log/messages might be a good place to start
You could also try from command line:
startx > xlog.txt 2>&1
and then see what's in xlog.txt

I think there was a debugging option for startx, but I don't remember what it was.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 06:16 PM   #3
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nothing in the messages file, and my box does not have an xlog.txt file???

any other suggestions....

thanks
 
Old 02-11-2004, 03:49 PM   #4
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bump...

any other suggestions? Im trying to resolve this on a production server!

Thanks everyone in advance - Tom
 
Old 02-13-2004, 11:07 AM   #5
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my box does not have an xlog.txt file???
It won't have one until you execute startx like I suggested in prior post
Code:
startx > xlog.txt 2>&1
this launches X and saves any messages it generates, including potential error messages in xlog.txt file. The name is arbitrary, could use why_my_stpd_x_wont_boot if you like
 
Old 02-13-2004, 11:26 AM   #6
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ooopps... that was a rather stupid oversight... my bad.

lemme try that and I'll let you know what happens.
 
  


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