On 17/06/06, David Timms <[email protected]> wrote:
Dotan Cohen wrote: > I just now tried to open Konsole in FC5 on KDE. The system was > installed less than a day ago, and has been yum updated today. Konsole > showed up for about 1 second and then disapeared. No crash error > message was displayed. And it won't stay up if I try to open it again. > > So I CTRL-ALT-F4ed into a console and tried to login as root (I want > to yum something). I got this message and the screen locked: > INIT: Id "4" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes > > Are these incidents related? What would cause them? Thanks in advance > for any ideas. 1. I don't know. 2. Perhaps you could try accessing from another machine (ssh if you have sshd running and firewall open for ssh) ?
I'll set up SSH now. I do have the wife's winbox with putty here on the LAN so I can try that. How do I set up SSH so that root cannot log in? I'm not very experienced.
3. Can you look at what yum update for some hints? less /var/log/yum.log
What should I look for?
4. Try using grub to start runlevel 3 (append 3 to the kernel line and boot)
Tried to load the system down in runlevel 3. It performed fine. but then again, it performs fine with X running, too most of the time.
5. Do you have either the non-open source driver for either ATI or NVidia graphics cards installed ?
Not that I know of. I didn't install them, as I have an old 32 MB card with no 3D. Note that I've had multiple lock ups in Both Fedora and Kubuntu. When I upgraded from Kubuntu t Fedora I replaced the main (boot) hard drive and the PSU. So I doubt if it's any of those. Also, I memtest86'ed the whole night and it found nothing.
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