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giorgix3
 Posted: Feb 8 2012, 05:31 PM
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Hello,

I recently started using SL altough I do have some knowledge of UNIX I am mostly a newbie. Unluckily while it was booting the power went off and now doesn't goes past this
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Any idea?

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tux99
 Posted: Feb 8 2012, 07:05 PM
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Try to boot again and as soon as the bottom bar appears press 'Esc', that should show more detailed info.

From the current screenshot I cannot tell what the problem could be.


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 Posted: Feb 8 2012, 09:41 PM
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QUOTE (tux99 @ Feb 8 2012, 08:05 PM)
Try to boot again and as soon as the bottom bar appears press 'Esc', that should show more detailed info.

From the current screenshot I cannot tell what the problem could be.


Here you go
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tux99
 Posted: Feb 8 2012, 10:26 PM
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That looks all fine and the boot process seems to go all the way to the point where the graphical desktop would start up so I guess for some reason X is not coming up.

I guess it would be best if you try to boot up in text console mode and then try to start X manually to see what errors you get.

Follow this procedure to boot up in text console mode:
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Changing your runlevel at boot time. (aka Grub Method)
The Grub menu is hidden by default

  1. Reboot then press and hold a key until the grub menu appears
  2. Choose your desired kernel and press "a" to modify the kernel arguments.
  3. Simply add a 3 to the line for runlevel 3 and Press "enter".  After pressing enter press "b" to boot with the changes you have made. (NOTE: If you are having booting issues you might want to remove "quiet" and "rhgb.")
  4. Log in with your username and password at the login prompt.


Once logged in type startx and press "Enter". At this point the graphical desktop should come up.
In the likely case that you get errors post them here.

What hardware is this running on? Is it a physical machine or a VM?


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giorgix3
 Posted: Feb 9 2012, 12:13 PM
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So I followed the Grub Method and was able to access the command line. It was then easy to understand that the xconf file was broken, I restored the backup and now everything is working fine.

Thank you for the hint about the Grub Method, without it I was lost. biggrin.gif
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 Posted: Feb 9 2012, 05:38 PM
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QUOTE (giorgix3 @ Feb 9 2012, 01:13 PM)
So I followed the Grub Method and was able to access the command line. It was then easy to understand that the xconf file was broken, I restored the backup and now everything is working fine.

Thank you for the hint about the Grub Method, without it I was lost.  biggrin.gif


You're welcome, I'm glad you got it fixed! http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif


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