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Old 01-10-2017, 06:16 AM   #1
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Respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minuts

I was testing Oracle Enterprise 5.9 server backup and restore using Tar method... I installed different packages to check recovery and then uninstall some packages. Don't even know what packages were that but just wrote down some hints "adaptec" "a multi sourced" "advance linux sound" "ALSA libraries".... Packages were something like that.. but after I restart my system I got error on start screen INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast:disabled for 5 mintes... I just have access to Command Line.... Please help me to get GUI mode back. If I can Restore backup please guide me.
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Your X server keeps crashing and your inittab file has been set to respawn X each time it exits. That's why it gets into that loop. You need to find out what has gone wrong with X.

Log in at the command line and type startx. X will start and probably crash again. Now go to /var/log and examine Xorg.0.log, especially the last few lines. This should show you exactly where X crashed, and that will give you an idea how to fix the problem. You can post the relevant part of the log here if necessary.

On a more general point: never install or uninstall anything purely as a test without taking full notes so that you can reverse your changes if necessary. At the very least, you should write down the correct package names.

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