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Old 11-21-2006, 02:02 PM   #1
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strange behaviour in runlevel 4


Hi,
I have a brandnew installed Slackware 11 with kernel 2.4.33.3.
It's the first time with this distribution.

It worked proberly, but suddenly the language in the graphical login changed to Dutch (or somthing like that). Only in this screen, textconsole and KDE are ok.


For this time i recognised some other strange things, too:

The first console hangs with the message that X11 is starting.

The other textconsoles are blank and there is no way to logon.

I changed the runlevel to start (etc/inittab) to 3 and then I type "startx".
Now I can go the the textconsoles but when moving the mouse it marks large parts of the screen and repeats some commands, I never entered.

I don't really need the mouse in the textconsoles. Can somebody tell me, how to disable it.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 11-21-2006, 02:50 PM   #2
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as for the mouse on text console,
maybe you can try
"/etc/rc.d/rc.gpm stop"


HTH,
bbeers
 
Old 11-21-2006, 02:52 PM   #3
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During setup you went with the default to have gpm running. I didn't so I don't have an /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm file. However I think you will have it. So the answer is to do:

chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm

as root user.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 04:36 PM   #4
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Text console still hangs after "Starting up X11 session manager"

Thanks a lot for your hints.
Meanwile I found the entry for the language setting.

But the problem with hanging textconsoles when booting with runlevel 4 still exist.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 05:20 PM   #5
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The consoles aren't hanging - have a look in /etc/inittab and look for lines that start with c1, c2, c3, etc. These lines control which run levels the consoles are available in. You probably have the default setting where the only console available in run level 4 is console 6.

You can add run level 4 to the other lines as well to provide access to those consoles.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 04:28 PM   #6
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Thanks

Hi Steve,
I didn't had a look to inittab before, there is the answer.
I'm new on Slackware. I used SuSE, RH and Ubuntu before and there were always the consoles availabe by default.
I believe to the Slackware team and don't modify it.
The tty6 is enough for emergency.

Thanks a lot for your help
Now I'm happy again choosing Slackware.

Manfred
 
Old 11-22-2006, 05:31 PM   #7
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Hi Manfred, I'm glad that clears it up. The Slackware book at http://www.slackbook.org/ is well worth a read for getting used to the way that Slackware does things.
 
  


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