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Old 05-29-2005, 03:11 AM   #1
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INIT:Id "x" respawning too fast,disabled for 5 minutes.

my os is redhat9.0 ,
when i reboot as root,then it prints:
INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast, disabled for 5 minutes.
what is the problem?
i am a newbie,so please expain more in detail,3Q!!
Old 05-29-2005, 03:38 AM   #2
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in terminal do: "$ man init" and read and read. (Welcome to linux.)

You will get to a bit that says:
If init finds that it is continuously respawning an entry more than 10
times in 2 minutes, it will assume that there is an error in the com-
mand string, generate an error message on the system console, and
refuse to respawn this entry until either 5 minutes has elapsed or it
receives a signal. This prevents it from eating up system resources
when someone makes a typographical error in the /etc/inittab file or
the program for the entry is removed.
So you need also to read the inittab man page and check that your inittab is set up correctly.

Oh... and while you're here, click on the "user CP" thing at the top of this page and edit your profile to include your distro (RH9) and a general location. This will save trouble later on. (You can also configure all sorts of things for these forums ... have fun )

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