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Old 09-12-2004, 05:43 AM   #1
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slackware wont start


Hi slackware wont start X anymore when it boots up I can't log in. I get that blue screen that tells me that x/GDM failed to load up and it's gonna shut it down. But once i hit the ok i can't log in it's like it freezes???. I noticed my last update had the new xorg. Also the error said something about a a keyboard error

TIA
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Old 09-12-2004, 07:16 AM   #2
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hi there,

try to "startx" and see the ouput of xorg...

you can kill your Xserver hitting
Code:
"ctrl-alt-backspace"..
this should give a terminal -text mode.

type startx and check what is going on.

regards

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Old 09-12-2004, 07:39 AM   #3
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I can't start x because I can't even get into the CLI it freezes at that blue screen. and ctrl-alt-baclspace doesnt work this sucks because I just downloaded all 100 eps of Naruto(anime) and i don;t want to download it all again
 
Old 09-12-2004, 07:51 AM   #4
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Try :
ctrl + alt + F6

at prompt, type (check syntax, do not make typo error or your system won't boot correctly)

perl -pi -e 's/^id:4/id:3/' /etc/inittab

reboot

Now you are at runlevel 3 and you can debug X.
beguin with :
# choose your window manager
xwmconfig
# then start x
startx
 
Old 09-12-2004, 08:03 AM   #5
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from the release-notes of xorg 6.8.....

-----------------------------
5.1. Legacy keyboard driver phase-out

The legacy keyboard driver is no longer compiled into the X server by default on certain platforms (including Linux). The newer kbd driver replaces the older built-in driver. It is suggested that, if the X server says that it cannot load the keyboard driver, then the xorg.conf file should be updated to use the new kbd driver, which can be done by changing the Driver line in the InputDevice section. For example,

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Note that the driver name is case-sensitive.
-----------------------------------

maybe that's the ' keyboard error ' ?

egag
 
Old 09-13-2004, 08:00 AM   #6
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Egag beat me to it.

I was going to post the same thing.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 10:43 AM   #7
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when i read the Q. i was downloading the xorg-files also, so...( hope it works.. )
Didn't install it yet ( maybe xquizit will post some kind of 'howto ' , when all works..?)

edit: this thread is gonna be a howto.....http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=229512

egag

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Old 09-13-2004, 11:04 AM   #8
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Re: slackware wont start

Quote:
Originally posted by xquizit
Hi slackware wont start X anymore when it boots up I can't log in. I get that blue screen that tells me that x/GDM failed to load up and it's gonna shut it down. But once i hit the ok i can't log in it's like it freezes???. I noticed my last update had the new xorg. Also the error said something about a a keyboard error
1. I cant believe swaret/slapt-get (not sure what xquizit uses) slips an X update in so easily - it's madness. THings like that should only be upp-ed by hands with full knowledge of what might happen. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

2. If you still have lilo working:
a. at lilo prompt choose one of the options and add the following to it: single (so it looks like ":Linux2.4.27-IDE single") This will give you CLI with root login
b. run the editor of your choice (mine is "mc" try it, you'll love it. It has a built in file manager for console )
c. edit /etc/inittab line so it looks like bellow (that is for you in case you need to reboot and reboot and reboot again after messing up xorg.conf)
Code:
# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:
d. restart
e. run either of the: xorgcfg xorgconfig xorgsetup
(I like xorgconfig, but it is the least user friendly)
f. run startx
g. if X just complains, go e. and tweak, if crashes, go d.

3. Stop STOP STOP using swaret/slapt-get so recklessly!
 
Old 09-13-2004, 11:20 AM   #9
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yeah.. but when it's just the keyboard-thing, it would tell us swaret/slapt-get (?) is oke for such things.
Dunno........( hey xquizit, where are you.... )

egag
 
Old 09-13-2004, 11:57 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by egag
yeah.. but when it's just the keyboard-thing, it would tell us swaret/slapt-get (?) is oke for such things.
IMHO Any package that REQUIRES (manual) re-config after installation should not be on simple -upgrade.
I would prefer it to go under a separate -X11 or someth.


Last edited by suslik; 09-13-2004 at 12:00 PM.
 
  


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