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Old 07-06-2003, 03:33 AM   #1
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INIT: id 'x' respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

I installed xine media player, and after i rebooted my computer, I got the message:

"INIT: id 'x' respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes"

I can still login to linux, but when i type the command "startx" in terminal, X window loads, and I can see the GUI for a few seconds... This then leads to an abrupt exit of X Window and I am back to the terminal.

I googled and searched this site for information on this error message, but couldn't find a solution hence I am posting this.

Old 07-06-2003, 08:35 PM   #2
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make sure your host can either see the dns server or your hosts file has its correct address (if you have nsswitch.conf set to files).


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