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Old 07-31-2003, 10:35 PM   #1
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what happened?


had created a link to the mlnet+gui command in usr/bin for quick access when i first installed the prog and it worked fine when i created it; but ever since it hasn't started from the link on my desktop, no response; so i would access it through the terminal and start it from the command prompt.

this was bugging me so i tried to fix it; in troubleshooting the problem i tried to gain su access from the terminal and then run the link from the desktop well it started accessing the hd, which i thought was good b/c it hadn't been from the link, but nothing ever came up and it just kept accessing the hd for about an hour so i just logged out and rebooted.

when it was booting up it seemed like everything was going as usual but after it finished the kernel boot and started to start x it just got stuck at the localhost login screen it would flash up and then disappear over, and over, and over, and over again.

anyway i have no idea what to do; i know very little about the boot process and would hate to screw up more

so please help

sorry for the long post
 
Old 07-31-2003, 11:17 PM   #2
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Quote:
mlnet+gui
No idea what THAT might be, but in the
process you must have butchered either
you XF86Config-file or something like
that ...

Maybe your mouse isn't working
anymore ...

Read /var/log/XFree86.0.log and see
what it's complaining about

The potential reasons for X not
to start are many...

Cheers,
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Old 08-01-2003, 11:29 AM   #3
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how can i boot to the command line?
 
Old 08-01-2003, 06:15 PM   #4
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My distro uses lilo, and on the lilo-prompt
I can add commands to the kernel...

Code:
linux single
Cheers,
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Old 08-01-2003, 07:15 PM   #5
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After you did your su command to another user, I think that your environmental variable for DISPLAY was not set, therefore when you issued the command mlnet+gui, the mlnet server started without problem, but you never saw the X program pop up because DISPLAY was not set.

Hence people were busy downloading files from you because the server was running, and your hard disk was grinding away as a result.

So first of all, keep things simple, and just try doing

mlnet+gui &

from the command line in a X terminal emulator (xterm, rxvt, konsole or whatever you prefer) and see if that works.

After checking that, would you then like to reveal to us which desktop you are running -- Gnome, KDE, or whatever?

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Old 08-01-2003, 07:22 PM   #6
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Talking of which, on to which partition do you download your stuff from mlnet+gui ?

If it is going to the same partition as /var or /tmp and that partition has filled up completely with all of the stuff that you were downloading while it was running, then the X server cannot write some important files it needs to write in order to start running.

/tmp/.X11-unix

In fact xfs has to create a named pipe for X before X server starts in

/tmp/.font-unix

So it could be that you are just out of space on one of your partitions. Check with

df -k

from the command line prompt when you did a boot into single user mode.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 11:52 AM   #7
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Corin you were exactly right; I checked and found that my 3 gig harddrive is full. so i deleted some downloaded files and it runs fine. thanks

thanks for the help tinkster
 
Old 08-04-2003, 11:57 AM   #8
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That'll teach you to download all those movies in one go,
without moving them off to another partition with more space :+)
 
Old 08-04-2003, 12:19 PM   #9
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it hadn't even finished the download yet!

this is just a test system i used for my first linux box; will upgrade soon, i really like linux.

its funny though, i'm so used to windows crashing that i assumed that linux did the same, when really it was my stupid error.

thanks for everyones help.
 
  


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