[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#583312: possible fix
romane at miscellanie.com
Thu May 27 05:35:38 UTC 2010
Further hunting around, and may have found a solution. A little background :
Adding the line "ServerTimeout=120" to the [X-*-Core] section of
/etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc enabled the system to boot to a normal login screen.
In comparison to while having the problem, where was counting 7 to 8
seconds, give or take, and then being dropped from the green nVidia logo
back to the console, adding that line I was counting 12 to 15 seconds,
and then being presented with the logon screen.
Wanting to test boot order, I deleted the line from kdmrc, and went to
/etc/rc2.d. The order of the scripts was :
Changed the S17nvidia-glx to S7nvidia-glx, and the beastie booted up to
a login screen no problems, and at about the same speed (give or take)
as before the installation of the initscripts and sysv... stuff yesterday.
Now, this is not optimal - some update at some time in the future will
again reorder the scripts, and the problem is very likely to repeat itself.
If I could suggest a change to the way that the scripts that do the
ordering of scripts in rc2.d to be altered so as to action nvidia-glx
earlier in the boot sequence. Though the problem may not affect
everyone, doing so may reduce or even eliminate the incidences of this
issue in the future.
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