[CentOS] Now I can't shutdown [was: Screen blanks afteral p (Centos 5)]

Sat May 19 20:09:56 UTC 2007
Itay <centos at nospammail.net>

On Sat, 19 May 2007, Bart Schaefer wrote:

> Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 11:55:11 -0700
> From: Bart Schaefer <barton.schaefer at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Now I can't shutdown [was: Screen blanks afteral p
>     	(Centos 5)]
> On 5/19/07, William L. Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, 2007-05-19 at 17:54 +0300, Itay wrote:
>> > 4 A couple of strange things
>> >    + I have found out that the default run level was set to 3.
>> >      When, as a root I tried 'telinit 5', the machine responded with a
>> >      blank screen.  I had to reset.
>> Have you tried a <CTRL>-<ALT>-<F1> when this happens? Since desktop is
>> being started on tty7, if it fails and seems blank, maybe switching to
>> virtual console 1 will work, if the machine is still alive.
> This symptom actually sounds exactly like what has been happening on
> my laptop when no networking is available at boot time.  It could be
> unrelated to the panic problems.
>> >    + Rebooting the machine was accompanied with messages regarding
>> >      ntp/clock skew.  Later, I have found out that I have lost the
>> >      network connection, probably while playing with the
>> >      installation, so this probably explains the clock skew.
>> >      Am not sure if this has any relevance.
> It's probably not relevant to the panics but it could be producing
> other symptoms that are confusing the diagnosis.  Try to get it fixed
> again if you can.
> Bill's advice (e.g. about checking hardware connections) is good.

I am memtest'ing the machine again for the night.  We'll check 
the connections first thing tomorrow.  And will follow with an 
attempt to boot to centos 5 keeping close watch on the network.

   Itay Furman  <centos at nospammail.net>