[CentOS] Centos5 and X respawning problem
scott at MIT.EDU
Mon Jun 11 18:40:16 UTC 2007
I just installed CentOS 5 on a Sony Vaio V505 (PCG-V505DC2P) and it worked
perfectly. A full yum update also worked fine.
The user made various changes to it over the weekend, and how I'm faced with
trying to undo endless "INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5
minutes" error messages.
I've spent half the day googling various answers. init 5 will not do
anything. startx and xinit do work, but don't provide the proper window
manager nor X window sessions.
Now that I think of it, after the first yum update, the system defaulted to a
tty, and I had to CNTL-Alt-F7 to switch to the X display.
I also tried to install the ATI video driver, but that claimed an error in the
I tried to comment out x:5:respawn... at #Run xdm in runlevel 5
at the end of /etc/inittab then initiate init 5 from a tty session, but that
didn't do any good.
Ideas would be most appreciated.
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