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Old 07-16-2009, 11:48 AM   #1
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Unhappy sabayon 2.6.29 is not booting up, goes to blank screen

Operating System: Linux 2.6.29
Distro: Sabayon 4.1

Problem: When i boot my machine it just goes to a blank screen, it doesnt even show my login screen.

Last thing done: I updated the machine saying "equo update" and did a failed attempt to load printer drivers for samsung clp 510n

Resolution Attempt 1:
when i booted thru verbose mode, i figured out its getting stuck while loading/launching xdm.

Any help??
Old 07-18-2009, 02:17 PM   #2
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I'd suggest booting into runlevel 3 and sorting it out there. This is easy to do from grub, just add a '3' to the end of the kernel line (press 'e' key at grub splash to edit). e.g.

kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/1c0420f4-1fd9-4355-91a5-38de794a36df ro 3
Having done this try logging in and starting X. If all this works, the problem does indeed lie with xdm (assuming you wanted to use xdm!).

Last edited by mmatt; 07-18-2009 at 02:20 PM.


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