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Old 03-03-2002, 01:16 AM   #1
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X won't start automatically

I compiled a custom 2.4.18, and set /etc/inittab go to runlevel 3, since my XF86Config-4 is uses my NVidia drivers, which weren't installed for the new kernel yet. All went well, and I installed the NVidias for the new kernel, then edited my /etc/inittab back to default to 5. The bootup messages say that it's entering runlevel 5, but it doesn't start X. X works fine when I 'startx'. Has level 5 been redefined somehow?? What else needs to be done to get X to start automatically?
Old 03-03-2002, 03:14 AM   #2
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really interesting problem.
this may be a silly question but did you save ur changes ?
u must have since it iz saying it iz entering runlvl 5 . but chk it anywayz.
Old 03-03-2002, 07:52 AM   #3
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Yes saved changes....

I'm pretty new at this, so I don't have a clue why changing inittab wouldn't do the trick. /shrug...
Old 03-04-2002, 10:09 PM   #4
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IMO your better off leaving it at run level 3, that way it makes it easier to fix X problems.
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Yea, It's best to keep things at level 3 when you first boot up. Your left with more options juse in case something goes wrong...

Old 03-08-2002, 06:54 PM   #6
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Try runlevel 4 it sounds stupid but i had the same !


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