Re: Runaway X
On Wed, 19 Aug 1998, Hersh, Harry wrote:
> Debian 2.0 installed on my machine amazingly easy, including ppp
> connectivity. However, now that I'm trying to get X up, things have
> bogged down. In trying to debug XF86Config, my system is caught in an
> endless loop it cannot get out of. The problem is that xdm somehow is in
> the boot sequence and now I can't shut it off. Ctrl/Alt/BS kills the
> server, but it immediately comes back up. I've tried rebooting with the
> boot floppy and the rescue floppy, but as soon as the file system is
> mounted and fsck'ed, the disfunctional X comes right back.
If you use lilo you can, at the lilo prompt (keep the caps lock on during
the boot to see it), type "linux single", so that starts in single-user
mode (and do not start X).
- Runaway X
- From: "Hersh, Harry" <Harry.Hersh@fmr.com>