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Old 07-28-2003, 10:40 PM   #1
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Bootup freezes on "starting up X11 session manager


Screen is stuck when I get to the point where it says "starting up X11 session manager". I am running Slackware 9.0 with init 3 and gdm. I cannot switch over to another console. How would I go about resolving this? Any help would be great.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 10:48 PM   #2
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My mistake, It is configured for init 4.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 03:30 PM   #3
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same thing here... Slack 10; run level 4

tried to boot w/ the custom boot disk, as if that would help, it tries to boot into the GUI then pops back to console, and hangs on Starting up X11 session manager.

Consider this a *bump* I suppose.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 03:38 PM   #4
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Try telinit 3 from a prompt

Last edited by keefaz; 07-26-2004 at 03:42 PM.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 04:19 PM   #5
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Slackware sensibly defaults to run-level 3 exactly because of this. If you ever have a problem with X you are stuck and either can't logout/shutdown or boot up. You need to boot with rescue floppy or Slack install CD and change /etc/inittab to run-level 3.
Then, promise to be a good Slacker- never complain about having to type 'startx', and also never have to rescue your system this way again...
 
Old 07-26-2004, 04:34 PM   #6
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You can pas an option to the kernel in the LILO selection menu. Adding 'init 3' to the label of the kernel will result in a boot into runlevel 3 . So the line would look like : linux init 3 .
 
Old 07-26-2004, 08:47 PM   #7
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At least in runlevel 4, you have tty6 (ctrl-alt-F6)
 
Old 07-26-2004, 10:23 PM   #8
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Thanks, everyone...

now, if I can just get dropline installed....sourceforge may be great, but 7kb/s transfer rates for 300mb's of files on my cable connection is not....

oh well. I'll wait until the torrents come back.

Thanks again!
 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:51 AM   #9
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How would I change /etc/inittab using the Install CD?
 
Old 11-09-2004, 05:59 AM   #10
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Quote:
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How would I change /etc/inittab using the Install CD?
Mount your harddrive partition to a /mnt/point , then start your favourite editor and edit /mnt/point/etc/inittab . Save it and reboot.
Code:
mount -t <filesystem> /dev/<your-hd-root>  /mnt/point
 
Old 11-09-2004, 06:18 AM   #11
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But it freezes on the "starting up x11 session manager", how do I open an editor. Sorry if I'm missing something, I'm new to this game.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 06:21 AM   #12
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When you boot from an install cd , there will be no X11 session manager started.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 04:59 AM   #13
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Quote:
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Mount your harddrive partition to a /mnt/point , then start your favourite editor and edit /mnt/point/etc/inittab . Save it and reboot.
Code:
mount -t <filesystem> /dev/<your-hd-root>  /mnt/point
Can I have this in simpler terms?
 
  


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