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Re: error on boot referred me to this email address...

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: error on boot referred me to this email address...
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:34:56 -0700 (MST)

> on completion of boot, as i get to the command line login prompt i am
> greeted with this error message:
>       INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

The Id "x" referred to is I believe the id tag for that command to be
run at that run level.  I will take a guess that you are running
SysVinit from a RH system.  There are many possibilities.  You may
have a line like "x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon" in your
/etc/inittab.  If /etc/X11/prefdm cannot be found or is corrupt then
it would generate a message and the symptoms you report.

Hmm...  This is probably not a good forum for discussion of this
problem.  I might suggest the comp.os.linux.setup news group.


> at which point the machine stays at the command line prompt instead of
> switching, normally, to a gui login screen. i can login to the server via
> the command line, but when i try to access mail i am told "/tmp/RxQgtaqF: no
> space left on device" yet when i do a df i get results that indicate i have
> plenty of space. thus far the server has only been used for postfix mail,
> and occasionally slows down (to the point where moving the mouse around on
> the login screen is laggy and interacting with the system is any way is
> molasses-slow, which is not usually the case)... at this point i properly
> shutdown/ restart the server, and i'm getting the error message above. any
> help is appreciated, thanks in advance.

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