Re: Problems when booting up...
- From: Larry Shields <larry@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 09:38:21 -0500
Nils Kassube wrote:
On Wednesday 25 April 2007 14:49, Larry Shields wrote:Hello Nils,
Derek Broughton wrote:
Larry Shields wrote:Hello Derek,
I'm not sure if anyone has had this problem or not, but here is whatNot in a long, long, time...
happens when I boot the system up...
It starts out with grub, then show a black screen with a loadingWhat do you _want_ to happen? startx starts X for a single user, and
bar, but the bar gets just about to the end, then it reverts back to
a black screen, with a login prompt...
I now have to login, then startx to get it up and running...Might
anyone know how to correct the problem, so that it will bootup
afaik isn't ever set up to automatically run from init (though I'm
sure you could do it, I wouldn't recommend it). If you want a GUI
login (GDM, KDM, XDM), then first you need to have the appropriate
package installed, and active in /etc/rc2.d/ (installing one of the
*dm packages _should_ set up the init links).
If you can run that script from sudo, then check /var/log/Xorg.*.log
and /var/log/*dm.log for error messages.
Since startx does work, I would expect that you're using a login
manager and the errors are in the /var/log/*dm.log file.
Well what I want it too do it to start up as it all ways did when it
was first installed...
Showing the bar loading, then it switches to a screen with a light
brown in color with a small rectangular box for loging in...
At that point typing my username & password, hiting enter it brings up
But now what it does is show the loading bar, but it never finishes
loading, then it switches me to a back screen with a log in
prompt...From that point I log in, then I have too use startx to bring
up my desktop...So I suppose it is GDM that I am looking for...So what
is the appropriate package that I am missing...??? Plus why would it be
missing since it has all ways worked prior to this problem, I can not
see what has been changed, or remove and why...
Please check if the package gdm is installed. Furthermore there should be
a file /etc/X11/default-display-manager which has the path to gdm, i.e.
there is a line
in that file.
I looked in my /var/log dir., but did not see a *dm.log file, so what
may I ask is *dm, do you mean the dmesg.gz log's...???
Derek meant the logfile of your display manager which should be gdm in
your case. The logfile for gdm is in /var/log/gdm/ at least on my machine
which runs Dapper. However, if you have used kdm also (that's the display
manager for Kubuntu / KDE), there should be a logfile /var/log/kdm.log as
It now looks like we are getting closer on why it does not bootup
There isn't a script gdm in the /usr/sbin/??? area...
But it does have the path in the /etc/X11/default-display-manager
How that script was deleted is beyond me, but at anyrate where can I get
it from, maybe the Ubuntu 6.10 CD...???
Thanks for the reply...
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