I'm in dire need of some good advice right now. When I booted my
system today ( RH 6.0, ATI Rage Pro - Mach 64-chip) everything went
well until the last bit when the X-server starts. The screen went all
black, and there were som occasional flickerings with a few seconds
in-between. I tried pressing ctrl-alt-F1 but was stuck with the black
screen for a while, until suddenly I was switched over to the
text-mode terminal. There were some repeated error messages on the
"According to /var/run/gdm.pid, gdm was already running ( three-digit
pid nr. ) but seems to have been *ed mysteriously."
The message was repeated about eight times, with only the pid-number
changeing ( growing larger ). Finally it read:
"INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes."
Well., I checked with ps aux: no processes called "gdm", and none with
any of the listed pid-numbers.
5 minutes later, as promised, the flickering started again, went on
for a short while, and I was taken back to the terminal-window. Same
kind of error-messages this time. I tried reducing the color
resolution in XF86Config to get a lower refresh-rate, but it didn't
help, and this really shouldn't matter as nothing is changed here
since yesterday, when eveything worked. In fact nothing much at all
have been chaged since then, but still this very annoyng problem has
No "red" messages during booting the system, but I notice that
shutting down the X-Font server under shutdown now gets a "failed".
Trying startx from the terminal generated the same situation.
Any advice now is very much appreciated. I'm desperate.