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Hi All, I had installed Fedora Core 1 in my server machine (apparently a older version). When I ran the live update for patches, I was asked whether to install ...
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    X is not starting in two kernels


    Hi All,

    I had installed Fedora Core 1 in my server machine (apparently a older version). When I ran the live update for patches, I was asked whether to install a certain glibc package to which I agreed. After the process was over, I rebooted the machine to find that I have two kernels in the grub and that on both of these X is not starting. startx is not working. I am relatively new to linux. Can you please let me know if there is a way to recover the system from all the recent patches and kernels. I wish to return to my old version and then more carefully apply the new patches.

    Thank you in advance.

    Regards,
    Balaji.

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    chances are fedora upgraded your kernel, whether you selected it manually or it's in some setting.

    fedora is really bad with kernel updating in up2date - i've never seen it work successfully.

    a couple things need to be asked first - 1) what are all of your options at boot? 2) what option worked previously? and 3) what are the errors you get trying to start X?

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    Thank you for the reply. Sorry that I could not respond immediately.

    1. I am having two kernels listed at the grub.
    kernel 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl on an i686
    kernel 2.4.11-1.2119.nptl on an i686

    On taking each it displays the following message.

    Init:Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes.

    However I am able to login from the command line.

    2. I had FC1 installed with kernel 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl I was able to use the x system properly.

    3. When I try StartX I get the following message.

    Xauth: error while loading shared libraries: libxmuu.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

    I reckon that the above said library is missing, but I dont know how to get this library and install it in the system. Can you please help with some info on this.

    Regards.
    Balaji.

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