Re: Best way to stop X from starting?
Thanks all! I managed to get into single user mode with a little
tinkering. (I also found out that a well timed crtl-C will also do the
Now I just have to figure out what is wrong with X. At least I don't
have to worry about a frozen system anymore.
Steve Langasek wrote:
On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 02:31:36PM -0400, Rob Dupcak wrote:
Ulrich Teichert wrote:
I'm guessing that I can stop X from starting by moving the graphics
to a different PCI slot so that the x server wont find it, but is
another more elegant solution to stopping X?
Could you do a network login, or does the machine really freezes
It's frozen solid :-) I can't get to it over the network
I can't get to a prompt so
editing various files is not an option unless someone has some magic
incantations I can mumble.
Boot into single user mode. From the kernel-parameters.txt
S [KNL] run init in single mode.
Forgive my ignorance here, so all I have to do is enter something
b -fl S
at the SRM prompt and I should be set. Wow... if that works, that is
much too easy! :-)
Probably not *that* easy, as you usually also have to specify the root
device in the flags. So possibly b -fl "root=/dev/sda2 S", or if you
have an initrd, b -fl "initrd=/initrd.img root=/dev/sda2 S". To get
into aboot and *see* what your settings are, "boot -fl i" should do the