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Old 02-28-2004, 09:50 PM   #1
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Suse 9.0 Kernel 2.6.3. Cron failed

Hi, I upgraded my kernel to 2.6.3 in Suse 9.0. But whenever I boot my system I always get a bunch of error messages saying:

Loading Keymap querty / :Failed
Starting hardware scan on boot 
Starting Name Service Cache Daemon :Failed
Starting Inet services daemon: Failed
Starting Cron daemon: Failed

Failed services: hotplug, cups, xinetd, nscd, cron xdm.
My PC is still usable and X still starts ok - but I'm concerned that I might actually need those components. Is there something I missed out in the kernel that I need to select in order to enable them?

Any help anyone can offer would be very much appreciated.


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Old 02-29-2004, 09:22 AM   #2
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Erm Guys? Anything?

Old 03-01-2004, 06:53 PM   #3
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I have the same problem. But it isn't a real problem, because the services are running.
For example
#rccron status
Checking for Cron: running
But I have no idea, where the failed-messages are comming from.

Grettings, Florian
Old 03-01-2004, 09:17 PM   #4
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cron runs services acording to a schedule. That's its job. If you look at the error message it's actually cron starting xdm that is failing. I believe that xdm is a generic x-windows graphical login manager. You are probably using kdm or gdm anyway...

Inet may be failing due to your security level. Inet controls who accesses your system and from where. I'd bet you have your security set too high for it to run properly.

Hotplug is a USB services daemon. It checks the ports for recent activity and connects the devices it finds. You may be running two conflicting USB daemons if it is failing, at least that is what I am lead to believe...

CUPS is the printing services daemon (Common Unix Printing System). If you don't print, no problem. Again, I'd bet it is your security level again.

As for nscd:
GNU C Library: Name Service Cache Daemon

A daemon which handles passwd, group and host lookups for running programs and caches the results for the next query. You should install this package only if you use slow Services like LDAP, NIS or NIS+
Describtion taken from:

All in all, I'd bet you have your security set too high if you are just using your machine as a desktop computer and acessing the internet (not used as an internet server for your home or business LAN).


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