OS 11.4 not starting xdm in runlevel 5


I’ve upgraded my 11.3 to 11.4 (x64) yesterday and though I’m quite pleased with the powermanagement (and system, when downgraded to FF 3.6) one strange occurrence get’s on my nerves.

Though I boot into RL 5 I still end up without GUI login and need to log in on console, start xdm manually and then log in in xdm.
Shortly after the install it was not so, then the system still booted into xdm. But after that one froze indefinitely and I’ve hard-resetted the laptop I’Ve got this problem for a present.

This reminds me of the network problem I’ve been having with 11.3, where the network did not start unless started manually (/etc/init.d/network start) and which I too, got after a hard-reset.

Any suggestions what may have happened and how to fix it?

This is not an answer to your question, just an observation. It’s this sort of glitch that keeps me doing a fresh install release after release. These sorts of hard-to-resolve problems are fewer then IMHO.

But good luck, I hope someone suggests an answer.

On 03/18/2011 11:36 AM, swerdna wrote:
> It’s this sort of glitch
> that keeps me doing a fresh install release after release.


CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
[NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.1.8, nVidia
173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
“It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
to undo the problems caused by not.” DD 23 Jan 11

I have the same problem. Still can’t solve it.
Any help would be appreciated.

Just thinking if gdm or kdm is installed and made it as default.If it is already set and not working then the problem lies somewhere that maybe hard to solve.
In the past in version 9.1 I remember there was a problem with gdm when you make it default if it goes to xdm. Then you have to edit in Yast2-security and users-user and group management-groups-edit and add gdm to make it work.

Typically, the system reports that is has reached runlevel 5, but then fails to excute the scripts under /etc/init.d/rc.5 .

Boot in the failsafe mode! That sometimes helps.

If not, log in as root and execute the scripts manually. To make things easier, collect the scripts:

ls /etc/init.d/rc5.d/S* | sed “s/$/ start/
s?^?/init.d/rc5.d/?” >level5

Then make it executable:

chmod 744 level5

This is an awful workaround, but it helped with my computers.

OMG! I apologize, I just woke-up my bad, I misread the op post. Sorry not very good in understanding english.
No time to edit my post so reposted and to say disregard my post.:embarrassed:

@conram: I’ll take the two posts out for you.

@debugger13: Still I’m out of my depth, but could you put the xdm command as a line in the file /etc/init.d/after.local. I think that will execute after all init scripts for runlevel 5 have run (something like that).

@swerdna: after some manipulations with scripts through yast (runlevel) - just turning some scripts off and on again, everything works fine.
I don’t know what happened, what I’ve changed, so it works now.

Also I’ve noticed, that on shutting down or rebooting I’m getting error:
/etc/init.d/halt.local missing
Maybe that’s the reason.
It’s discussed here.

Looks to be all under control – good for you

I executed this script in an attempt to get XDMCP working. It didn’t help. In fact all it did was prevent me from getting to runlevel 5.

Master Resource Control: Running /etc/init.d.after.local
Master Resource Control: runlevel 5 has been
Skipped services in runlevel 5:

How do I back out of this “awful workaround”?