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tinko92
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: initng stops before/at completing boot Reply with quote

Hello. I have tried to use initng on my Gentoo system. I have downloaded the latest archive at Sourceforge because i could not access svn.initng.org

However, now matter how i configure it after the last step of the boot process i cannot do anything. If i add daemon/hald and daemon/slim to the default.runlevel i get a black screen with a white bar in the upper left (DOSlike Console Cursor). After some seconds (haven't counted but maybe 10) it goes back to the former screen and says
slim [stopped]
and i can't do anything.

My boot with the normal init takes 30 seconds, thatswhy i wanted to switch.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: initng stops before/at completing boot Reply with quote

tinko92 wrote:
My boot with the normal init takes 30 seconds, thatswhy i wanted to switch.


You could also try to use openrc. It also supports parallel-boot and is nicely integrated in gentoo with baselayout-2 and targeted to be the new default init, when baselayout-2 gets stabilized. You would need to unmask baselayout-2 and openrc, which are in the unstable tree right now. See http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/openrc-migration.xml

As for your initng-problem: It seems slim is just crashing (or terminating). Maybe your X-Server could not be started correctly. Did you check /var/log/Xorg.*.log for errors? Maybe there are modules not loaded needed to start up X. (i.e. for your graphic card like nvidia), so you would need to add an initng-script to your dependency in your slim script. Or maybe you have reference to mouse/keybaord devices in your xorg.conf that are created with different device numbers/names by initng ...

http://initng.sourceforge.net/trac/wiki/Documents_FAQ says:

Quote:
Q: When xdm/gdm/kdm tries to load, it gives an error and dies. If I wait for the system to finish booting and manually start gdm, it works.

A: The system needs to wait for the video drivers to load before starting gdm.
Try editing /etc/initng/daemon/gdm.i and change the line:
depends = system/initial system/checkroot system/hostname net/lo
to say:
depends = system/initial system/checkroot system/hostname net/lo system/coldplug
Note: changed since version 0.0.7; needs updating.

The note refers to coldplug which is depricated I guess. You may need to add system/modules or somthing like that, if a missing module is the problem. (I dont know how module loading is handled by initng right now, has been some time and releases I used it).

For debugging you could remove slim from your default.runlevel and boot into console for now, trying to start slim manually (by issuing ngc --start slim) and check for error logs in /var/log/messages or Xorg.*.log.
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