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Re: Can't boot after an update



On Sunday 24 May 2009 21:36:12 DB wrote:
> > Message: 13 Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 00:39:39 +0200 From: Kevin Kofler
> > <kevin kofler chello at> Subject: Re: Can't boot after an update To:
> > fedora-list redhat com Message-ID: <gv9tvb$6vf$2 ger gmane org>
> >
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii DB wrote:
> >> > Got myself to a CLI, logged on as root, edited inittab to start in
> >> > level 3.  Login under my normal username is accepted, try startx,
> >> > screen flashes some text (something about authority, I think from the
> >> > bit I can see), screen goes black then comes back to the CLI with
> >> > several repeats of a message about keyboard not compiling, error not
> >> > fatal, waiting for X to terminate.  Logon as root is accepted, gives a
> >> > grey screen & then a Gnome window comes up & seems  to work OK.
> >
> > What video driver? Did it get upgraded recently?
>
> NV, but I don't think it has been changed in a long time.
>
> >> > Tried the Live CD.  The original non-KDE one works OK, the KDE CD
> >> > comes up to a login window wanting a password for "liveuser" (which it
> >> > never did before - this system was installed from the F10-live-kde
> >> > disc without any problem);  I've tried all the passwords I can think
> >> > of & it just keeps coming back to the login screen.....
> >
> > The default password on the live CDs is blank, i.e. don't enter a
> > password, just press ENTER. No idea why the autologon isn't working
> > though.
>
> Umm, the blank password was my first guess, & didn't work.
>
> >         Kevin Kofler
>
> Thanks for your help Kevin. It turns out /tmp was full, & once I'd
> cleaned out the .trash the system started up again without problem.
>
> I'm now trying to find a script that will clean /tmp automatically on a
> regular basis. (I think part of the backlog is due to the switch from
> Gnome to KDE)
>
usr/sbin/tmpwatch --mtime --verbose --verbose 168 /tmp

run in a cron job.  Weekly is enough on my system.

Anne
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