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Old 03-31-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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Question INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes


I recently tried installing xine on my fedora core 3: and after I rebooted I get the following error message: and wont start the KDE.

INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

Please help me, what might be wrong, I have copied my /etc/inittab file here:

/etc/inittab:


# inittab This file describes how the INIT process should set up
# the system in a certain run-level.
#
# Author: Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.nl.mugnet.org>
# Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
#

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:5:initdefault:

# System initialization.
si::sysinit:/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit

l0:0:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 0
l1:1:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 1
l2:2:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 2
l3:3:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 3
l4:4:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 4
l5:5:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 5
l6:6:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 6

# Trap CTRL-ALT-DELETE
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now

# When our UPS tells us power has failed, assume we have a few minutes
# of power left. Schedule a shutdown for 2 minutes from now.
# This does, of course, assume you have powerd installed and your
# UPS connected and working correctly.
pf:owerfail:/sbin/shutdown -f -h +2 "Power Failure; System Shutting Down"

# If power was restored before the shutdown kicked in, cancel it.
pr:12345owerokwait:/sbin/shutdown -c "Power Restored; Shutdown Cancelled"


# Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

# Run xdm in runlevel 5
x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
 
Old 04-01-2005, 04:02 AM   #2
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Your X configuration is probably broken.

To stop the respawning just type this:

/sbin/init 3

Then you need to run whatever X configuration tool Fedora uses? I'm not familiar with Fedora but many years ago RedHat had a tool called "setup" which worked OK.

Once X configuration is working again just run this:

/sbin/init 5
 
Old 05-01-2005, 07:32 PM   #3
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I just installed Fedora Core 3 and am having the exact same problem. On boot, it says:

INIT: Id "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

and just loops. When I type /sbin/init 3, nothing happens, it just sits there. Is there a way to fix this?
 
Old 07-25-2007, 07:23 PM   #4
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try:
apt-get --fix-broken install
 
  


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