Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-17-2009, 10:20 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2009
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
after upgrading from 2.6.28. 14 to linux will only start in text mode

If i try sudo startx i get
xauthority : creating new authority file(not).xauthority
giving up
xinit : no such file or directory (error2)
xinit : no such process (error3) server error
Old 10-17-2009, 05:57 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Germany/BW
Distribution: My own
Posts: 217

Rep: Reputation: 21
Originally Posted by oldboy02 View Post
Shouldn't it be called exec:sudo/usr/bin/X11/X

No matter, it shouldn't have to do something with Kernel upgrade.
And subversions of the kernel are only bugfixes and shouldn't make trouble.
I'm not a friend of upgrading only the kernel of a system that relays on the old kernel version.
So only install a new version of your distribution. You never know what you will do with your system e.g. compiling something.

But to your problem:
- make sure you copied the configuration file (/usr/src/linux-old/.configfile) of the old kernel to the new kernel
- set the link /usr/src/linux to the new kernel directory.
- make the new kernel - if you get asked for some new options discard them
- make modules_install
- never make headers_install
- if you have installed some drivers e.g. a graphics driver, reinstall it, them.
- copy the new kernel to /boot/vmlinuz-test
- make a new bootloader entry for that kernel
- reinstall the bootloader if needed
- reboot

Following these steps should be normally a save thing.
Old 10-19-2009, 04:49 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2009
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Sorry I took so long too reply with home computer down have too check at work will print and try later
once again Thank you


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I cannot start in text mode kantu Linux - Newbie 10 07-03-2009 09:17 AM
How to start Linux in text mode gregor2416 Fedora 5 10-25-2005 06:52 PM
start in text mode instead of graphical inc0gs Linux - Software 3 01-27-2005 04:23 PM
how to start in text mode? philF SUSE / openSUSE 10 12-02-2004 01:21 PM
howto start linux in text mode and not in graphical? ichbinesderelch Linux - General 5 08-20-2003 08:11 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:49 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration