Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143396
gdm failed to start X server after power failure
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:57 EST
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Description of problem:
There has been a power failure today and my system went down.
When I started it again GDM started, but probably failed to start the X server. I've got a black screen and not-responding system (even Num Lock keyboard LED doesn't work, nor Ctl-Alt-Backspace). Restarted again - the same, so I've booted with my rescue CD and changed to runlevel 3.
If I type 'startx' on the command line, X starts without problems, GNOME too, but when I type "gdm" - nothing.
Normally, when GDM starts there is a disk activity while the X server is loading. In my case, there is no such disk activity. Just black screen and stalled system. Checked Xorg.log - it isn't changed since the last reboot.
I've cleaned up all tmp directories, and it didn't help.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn off your computer from the button (without 'halt', 'reboot' or 'shutdown').
2. Turn it back on.
Actual Results: I get only black screen. I need to restart again.
Expected Results: GDM should start normally.
Matrox Millenium G400 AGP ("mga" driver)
Fedora Core 3 ('Desktop' install) with all the latest updates.
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