F10 won't bootup. Stalls at startx, and gdm
cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr
Sat Mar 28 21:20:04 UTC 2009
F10 was booting up fine yesterday, and I had been trying to get Hydrogen
working so that it didn't crash the desktop when I tried to start it. Got
that problem resolved, and had rebooted a few times during getting the
Hydrogen problem resolved.
Today I try to bootup F10 and it stalls when trying to startx, and gdm. The
monitor is just clicking off, and on. No text, no nothing.
Next I bootup, appending the kernel line in grub to boot into runlevel 3,
which gets me into runlevel 3. I login with username, and password, then su
to root. Then I type gdm, and gdm opens, and I can login to KDE with no
There are some 300MB of updates waiting for my F10, but this problem has
arrived before installing any of them.
With most of the installs on this Asus M2N-X Plus mobo, I have to append the
kernel line in grub with acpi-off, otherwise the bootup hangs when starting
X. Everything is locked up. With acpi=off F10 has been booting ok up to to
ysterday. Quite why I'm now seeing this problem with F10 is to say the least,
a bit bizarre.
Anyone have any ideas as how to resolve the problem, apart from re-installing
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