[ILUG] pxelinux + Grey screen with large X cursor
bobb at redbrick.dcu.ie
Thu Apr 29 17:32:43 IST 2004
Paul Kelly hath declared on Thursday the 29 day of April 2004 :-:
> I'm just getting a grey screen with a large X cursor on my workstation.
> This indicates that the X server is running, but it has not been able to make
> contact with a display manager.
> I have checked /etc/inittab for the a line like this:
> x:5:respawn:/etc/x11/prefdm -nodaemon
> There is no line like this but I am using Mandrake 9.1 and not Red Hat
I'm not familar with Mandrake, it may start its display manager from
one of the init scripts in /etc/init.d/ check if there is anything there
and that its configured to start in your default runlevel...
On the other hand you could just add a like like the above to the inittab,
specify a specific DM if Mandrake doesn't use the prefdm thing....
Mr. Rogers could explain shoe-tying and make it seem like the coolest
thing in the world. He was our Uncle and older brother. He told us we
were special, and we knew he'd be there for us.
A cult leader, right down to the sneakers.
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