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Re: And now for something completely different... etch!



On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 07:58:32PM +0200, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 03:34:26PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > 
> > Nobody. However, you're assuming that xdm et al will keep trying to
> > start an X server, even if it fails. Luckily, the respective initscripts
> > are far more clever than that.
> 
> I've had a laptop that froze because of X starting up and using the wrong
> driver to access the card (some of the embedded graphic cards in laptops
> are really crappy). The only way to fix this was to startup with a rescue
> CD and preventing xdm from running with an 'exit 0' in its initd script (or
> by removing its links). At the time, I would have appreciated the
> opportunity to bootup in a runlevel that wouldn't try to start up the X
> environment until I had fixed the issue.
> 

Is that not the purpose of single user mode or run level 1?

-Roberto

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Roberto C. Sanchez
http://familiasanchez.net/~sanchezr

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