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Old 02-07-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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What does local host login mean?


I rebooted and "resapawning too fast: disable for 5 minutes" appeared.

I ctrl-alt-F3 and "local host login" appeared.

I tried my username but it doesn't work.

It asks for a password but wont let me type

What do i type in local host login?

Thanks to whomever can help me
 
Old 02-07-2009, 12:37 PM   #2
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It asks for a password but wont let me type
the password is shadowed (you don't see the typing)
Type it and press enter

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I rebooted and "resapawning too fast: disable for 5 minutes" appeared.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...minutes-48167/
 
Old 02-07-2009, 12:37 PM   #3
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That'll be a standard login to the command line - use your login and your password; the password will not be shown (not even as "stars" or anything), but you can enter it as usual.

Edit: Follow repo's advice! (I posted at the same time - redundantly).

M.

Last edited by MoonMind; 02-07-2009 at 12:40 PM. Reason: Synchronous posting...
 
Old 02-07-2009, 02:14 PM   #4
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Is the login and password the same as my username and password?
I have tried them and it says incorrect.
Thanks
 
Old 02-07-2009, 02:20 PM   #5
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I typed in the name and password and now it says:

last login:fri.feb6 10:25:51 on:0
[Marduk@localhost~]$

What do I do now?

thanks
 
Old 02-07-2009, 02:33 PM   #6
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try the suggestions in this tread
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...minutes-48167/
 
Old 02-07-2009, 02:54 PM   #7
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i can't open this tread - the page cannot be found
Thanks

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Old 02-07-2009, 03:20 PM   #8
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:26 PM   #9
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I've got start up to the [Marduk@localhost~]$

It wants some type of command to go further.

What command does it want me type in?

the link provided does not indicate what to type in this area.

Thanks for your help
 
Old 02-07-2009, 03:35 PM   #10
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could you give the exact error messages, and at what stage of the boot process does it appear?
look in the log files for any pointers
cat /var/log/messages | more
dmesg | more
 
Old 02-07-2009, 04:36 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marduk_the_12th View Post
I've got start up to the [Marduk@localhost~]$
...which means you are logged in
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It wants some type of command to go further.

What command does it want me type in?

the link provided does not indicate what to type in this area.
Well, what do you want to do? If you want to launch a window manager, you might try "startx". Without knowing what distro you are using and what you want to do, it's hard to advise.

To answer the original question, localhost refers to the machine you are working on.

Brian
 
Old 02-07-2009, 05:40 PM   #12
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Reboot is initiated:
Two penguins appear with lots of text.
Screen turns blue and yellow Dog icon appears with a loading bar near bottom of screen.

The loading bar is almost full when the screen turns black and red hat opens and starts

Then this appears:

Yellow Dog linux release 6.1
Kernal 2.6.27-1.yd161.4 on an ppc64
INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

I typed in my username and password and then this appeared:
last login: feb6 10:25:51 on:0
[Marduk@localhost~]$

Cursor flashing
It wants a command.
I can reboot from here by typing reboot.
What command do I type to open the rest of Yellow Dog?
Thanks
 
Old 02-07-2009, 05:50 PM   #13
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thank you startx was the cure
thankyou all for your help
 
Old 02-08-2009, 12:28 AM   #14
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Hello Again!!

I was able to get linux up and running when I typed startx.

This linux was different.
No folders, just blue screen with
no little computer.
cant play anything, can't open anything

I re-booted the system and lo and behold the same problem respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
Everytime I turn off the power or just reboot, this same error occurs when red hat opens.

I don't know what to do?

Thank you
 
Old 02-08-2009, 12:53 AM   #15
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What else could I type in other than startx.

thanks
 
  


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