kdm not starting up -- sometimes
Dr. Sharukh K. R. Pavri.
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Thu Sep 20 16:54:15 UTC 2007
On Wed, 19 Sep 2007, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Dr. Sharukh K. R. Pavri. wrote:
> > I am using kubuntu feisty and I am encountering two problems.
> > 1. When booting up, right after the grub prompt and the message saying:
> > starting ...
> > the screen goes blank. Boot up will only proceed if I press alt-F1. I have
> > found this key combo purely by luck :).
> > 2. Nine times out of ten, the screen goes blank right after the messages
> > say reading /etc/rc.local.
> > Nothing works at this moment. There is no response to any key press. I
> > must use the reset switch. The kdm screeen comes up definitely the next
> > time.
> > This behaviour has started after a fortnight or so after the initial
> > install.
> Are you certain it has hung? Sometimes there can be a long (~5 minutes)
> wait here if networking is configured poorly.
I've waited more than 15 mins. Networking is not down at all.
> What happens if you modify the boot options to include "nosplash" and
> exclude "quiet". Do you see more messages?
I get no splash screen at all and all the messages scroll past like the
older versions of say redhat or debian.
Dr. Sharukh K. R. Pavri. Homoeopath, Linuxer.
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