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Error Using init command to change run levels

Post by teancum144 » 2010/06/17 21:47:35

From runlevel 3 as root, when I attempt to change to runlevel 5 by typing the command "init 5", I get the following error:

[code]Id "x" respawning too fast:disabled for 5 minutes[/code]
Thanks in advance for any insights.

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Re: Error Using init command to change run levels

Post by chuina » 2010/06/17 22:31:03

Try
[code]yum install gdm[/code]
What desktop you installed?

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Re: Error Using init command to change run levels

Post by teancum144 » 2010/06/17 23:50:21

gnome

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Re: Error Using init command to change run levels

Post by teancum144 » 2010/06/18 00:01:46

That did the trick. Thanks!

Why isn't gdm installed by default?

Is xdm superior in some way?

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Error Using init command to change run levels

Post by pschaff » 2010/06/19 11:43:16

[quote]
smconvey wrote:
... Why isn't gdm installed by default?
[/quote]
It would have been on a default GNOME install. Did you do a minimal or otherwise custom install and then try to add a GUI?

[quote]
Is xdm superior in some way?[/quote]
Just a different (and more basic) option AFAIK, and not installed by default.[code]
[root@poq1 ~]# yum provides /usr/bin/xdm
Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade, downloadonly, fastestmirror, priorities
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* epel: mirror.umoss.org
* rpmforge: fr2.rpmfind.net
Excluding Packages from Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 5 - x86_64
Finished
Excluding Packages from Red Hat Enterprise 5 - RPMforge.net - dag
Finished
3181 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
1:xorg-x11-xdm-1.0.5-7.el5.x86_64 : X.Org X11 xdm - X Display Manager
Repo : base
Matched from:
Filename : /usr/bin/xdm
[root@poq1 ~]# rpm -qi xorg-x11-xdm
package xorg-x11-xdm is not installed
[root@poq1 ~]# yum info xorg-x11-xdm
Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade, downloadonly, fastestmirror, priorities
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* epel: mirror.umoss.org
* rpmforge: fr2.rpmfind.net
Excluding Packages from Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 5 - x86_64
Finished
Excluding Packages from Red Hat Enterprise 5 - RPMforge.net - dag
Finished
3181 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
Available Packages
Name : xorg-x11-xdm
Arch : x86_64
Epoch : 1
Version : 1.0.5
Release : 7.el5
Size : 123 k
Repo : base
Summary : X.Org X11 xdm - X Display Manager
URL : http://www.x.org
License : MIT/X11
Description: X.Org X11 xdm - X Display Manager
[/code]

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