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Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by old jon, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. old jon

    old jon Guest

    Hi Gordon. i noticed your a linux man. wondered if you could help.
    I`ve run linux live Cds, ie. Knoppix, UBCD, UBCD4 and PCLinuxos.
    They all load and run quite well. (i`m trying to learn a bit about them ).
    I`ve also installed PClinuxos (good, and easy)
    My pal uses Ubuntu and recommended I try it. but both Ubuntu, and Kubuntu
    start to boot, and then lock up with the message `Id # respawning too
    fast..timing out 5 minutes`
    # varies ie starts with 2, then 5, then 3 etc. He said he`d look into it,
    but that was a week ago. Any help or advice for an old man. TIA
    best wishes..OJ
     
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    why? Guest

    Nothing before the ID # ?
    www.google.com
    Web Results 1 - 10 of about 19,700 for
    Id 2 respawning too fast timing out 5 minutes
    .. (0.35 seconds)
    Those run levels 2,3 and 5 all try and launch the xserver for the
    desktop.

    If you restart in single user mode 1, is that okay.
    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=65649
    Xserver, (the GUI bit) problems. look for the xserver logfile. Could be
    a video card / driver.

    display startup issue,
    http://www.tldp.org/FAQ/Linux-FAQ/e...-five-minutes-and-lt-slash-literal-and-gt-dot
    where ID # , # relates to the value in inittab

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=&forumid=17&threadid=262030

    Video card / driver problem

    Me
     
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  3. old jon

    old jon Guest

    Thanks for your input WM. The problem with liveCDs seems to be that they
    uncrunch
    into RAM, so you`ve got no logs to view. The video thing seems to be a
    pointer, so I`ll see if there`s an option to go vesa. Just couldn`t
    understand why the other distros
    work OK. thanks for your time.
    bw..OJ
     
    old jon, Oct 13, 2005
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    Deano Guest

    This happened to me as well. I actually tried to install it so not sure
    what state it's in as I 've moved onto other things right now. If i fix it
    I will try to remember to post back.
     
    Deano, Oct 13, 2005
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  5. old jon

    Dan Evans Guest

    I had a similar problem with Knoppix a while back. The video card was so old
    it wasn't supported. If you can try another card.

    Dan







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    Tony P. Guest

    If I recall correctly run level 3 is command prompt only, no graphics.
    So it should work with any graphics card.

    Knoppix has boot options to not probe hardware, default certain hardware
    and IRQ's etc. Just do a google search.
     
    Tony P., Oct 14, 2005
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    why? Guest

    I don't have a problem with my graphics card, maybe you mean't to reply
    to the OP?

    Me
     
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    Dan Evans Guest

    Yeah, I meant to add to your post to the OP, not reply to yours as such. I
    intended to add "to the OP" at the beginning after I read the post back
    before sending, but got distracted.

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