F12: gdm, avahi-daemon, HAL, & ntpd fails

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
Fri Jul 16 16:54:14 UTC 2010

On 07/16/2010 11:46 AM, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> Geez...  everything was working find when I installed F12 but
> perhaps the latest update blew everything out of the water!
> My gdm fails to bring up X11 and falls out.
> I am however able to get into F2 and log in as root.
> Also, I noticed during boot up, the following also fails
> to start:
> avahi daemon
> HAL  daemon
> ntp    daemon
> I then proceeded to update once more and there is nothing
> more to update.
> So, what do I need to do at this point to recover gdm?

Can you start X via the startx command?  If not, then I'd spend my time
debugging why not.  Its possible its related to avahi or HAL, but not
likely to be ntp related....

> Thanks-
> Dan

Kevin J. Cummings
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