Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62872
runlevel 5 won't start X without eth0 being activated
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:44 EDT
Description of Problem:
Run level 5 fail to bring up X simply because eth0 is not activated. With my
dhcp'ing host on my switched network, sometime eth0 doesn't get activated at
boot time. This has happened before with RHL 7.2, without problems.
The work around is to log in as root, bring up eth0 with the ifup command, then
init 3; sleep 2; init 5
If you think this might be lookback related, my /etc/hosts file has only one
line in it:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[joshua@thunderbird joshua]$ rpm -qa | egrep "kernel|XFree|NVIDIA"
This sounds to me like network misconfiguration, and not an X bug.
I am able to start X up on my test box with no network interfaces other
than lo up.