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Old 09-13-2010, 03:28 AM   #1
fishenrich
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Exclamation loading issues


please help i'm not sure what i did before my last reboot but now the system loads in text base. im running the new version of opensuse. i did install the latest vid drivers could that be a problem.
P.S. i dont know how to get back to my desktop . i need icons lol
 
Old 09-13-2010, 04:10 AM   #2
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Greetingz!

For starts, while at the command line, run the following command;

who -r

This should tell you what run level you're at (probably 3).

If that is the case, take a look at the /etc/inittab file by running the following command;
more /etc/inittab

You're looking for "initdefault" which may have to be set to "5" (read that inittab file, it should be well commented).

Before you make any changes to the inittab file, you should have the following;

1) A bootable CD that can get you back into the system (like the installation disk, it should have a rescue mode).
2) A backup copy of your /etc/inittab file.
This can be made by using the following command;
cp -p /etc/inittab /etc/inittab.backup
To restore the file, type
cp -p /etc/inittab.backup /etc/inittab

NOTE: You will need to be root in order to edit or backup/restore the inittab file.

Last edited by xeleema; 09-13-2010 at 04:11 AM.
 
Old 09-13-2010, 06:39 AM   #3
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Have a look at this
http://www.debianadmin.com/debian-an...un-levels.html
 
Old 09-13-2010, 01:53 PM   #4
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well i just tried the who-r command and it says that im running in 5.
but i also get a message that says master resource control: runlevel 5 has been skipped services in runlevel 5 cifs nfs irq_balancer..

not sure what to do. could i just put in my install disk and reinstall ?
 
Old 09-13-2010, 06:19 PM   #5
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...could i just put in my install disk and reinstall?
That always works
Hope you have a (good) backup of your data!
 
Old 09-13-2010, 06:51 PM   #6
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well xeleema i have just started using linux so i really dont have in data or a back-up at this point being new to this reinstalling the OS would be the easy way out but i really don't do the easy thinks at first. i would really like to get my gui back. i can load my gui in safemode but i am unsure of what to look for.

thanks for all your help
 
  


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