Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61424
X wont start in spite of default runlevel being 5
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
All of a sudden my newly installed RH 7.2 (about an week old) wont start X when
I boot the computer. Instead I just get the normal command prompt and can login
and then write 'startx' and GNOME will start. It will however complain that my
hostname can't be found. I found that the reason for this is that my
/etc/resolv.conf isn't being generated properly at startup anymore. It will be
missing the line 'search my_domain.com'. I'm not quite sure why it suddenly
isn't being generated correctly (I am using DHCP) or if it is the reason why X
wont start automatically or if it is just another indication of something even
more serious being broke. If I manually add 'search my_domain.com' to
/etc/resolv.conf before I write 'startx' GNOME will start without complaints.
Even with the complaint it will however start when I do it manually. At first I
thought something was wrong with my specific installation but then I heard that
a friend of mine has the exact same problem and I also saw a post in your
support forums about the very same problem (without solution unfortunately)
leading me to believe that this might perhaps be a known easy-to-fix problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Hmm.. I just boot the system.. =)
Actual Results: I just get the console based login prompt
Expected Results: I would had liked the 'gdm'-login instead but I never get to
see this anymore.
This is a plain vanilla RH 7.2 updated to all the latest RPMs through 'update
This is not a bug, rather a technical support/configurability issue.
Bugzilla is only for bug tracking, and is not intended for providing general
technical support. Please try our mailing lists or other support forums
to work out this local configuration issue.