Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 476749
no error messages or tty1 fallback for gdm/X-server failure
Last modified: 2014-06-18 04:46:35 EDT
Description of problem:
When the X server fails to start, there are no error messages on the console,
and tty1 does not revert to a text login prompt.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo lose > /etc/X11/xorg.conf
3. in boot loader, remove "rhgb" from command line
Last message is "Starting anacron", no more output on tty1.
Show some messages about gdm/X failing, then switch to text login prompt.
Note that bug 476747 makes this far worse when "rhgb" is in the command line and you get the "solar" graphical boot screen.
Without graphical boot, it is possible to hit Alt-F2 and get a text login on tty2. But this is very nonobvious, and a user will usually just wait several minutes to see if it finishes starting up or says something useful.
this is probably an issue with the actual scripts/jobs. Bill?
That's nontrivial to implement in that way; there's no event emitted for 'respawn limit hit'.
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