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 -- New to KDE4? - get help from http://userbase.kde.org Just found a cool new feature? Add it to UserBase
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