[Mageia-dev] Broken database problem solved but not all well

Anne Wilson annew at kde.org
Wed Apr 18 13:32:46 CEST 2012

On 17/04/12 21:22, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> 'Twas brillig, and Colin Guthrie at 17/04/12 16:49 did gyre and
> gimble:
>> 'Twas brillig, and Anne Wilson at 17/04/12 15:13 did gyre and
>> gimble:
>>> On 17/04/12 10:00, Colin Guthrie wrote:
>>>> All of this should be fixed when we update all the legacy 
>>>> initscripts.
>>>> In the mean time if you go into /etc/init.d/ and do:
>>>> grep -c "INIT INFO" *| grep -vE 
>>>> "(halt|killall|mandrake_.*|reboot|single|functions):" | grep
>>>> :0$
>>>> This should show you what initscripts you have on your system
>>>> that do not have LSB header information.
>>>> If you let me know the results of that command I'll look 
>>>> specifically at this one so I can push a fix for you sooner
>>>> rather than latter (tho' all will get fixed before RC).
>>> I've been over and over that command, and I'm certain I've typed
>>> it right, but sending it to a text file always produced a 0byte
>>> file, so I tried it without the redirect, and there was a
>>> hesitation - working time - then the prompt returned - no output
>>> at all.  Any idea what could be wrong?
>> Well perhaps there is something more going on regarding loops. I'll
>> see if I can find something out here... I think others have
>> reported this too so it might not be the only cause of the loops.
>> I'll find it eventually tho'!!
> OK, so that syslog related ordering cycle was down to a patch that
> was supposed to prevent such a cycle but actually seemed to create it
> it.
> Confirmed the cycle on two machines here and confirmed dropping the 
> patch fixes it.
> Hey ho.
> I no longer thing that this would be a big problem overall however.
> As you do not have any legacy initscripts messing things up, I think
> the problem you now face is more simple. We need to find out exactly
> what's wrong.
> I guess the next stage is to: 1. Boot. 2. Assuming X does not start,
> switch to tty2 3. Get the output of: systemctl show prefdm.service 4.
> Assuming it's actually tried to start it (look for dates in the 
> ActiveEnterTimestamp variable near the top),

ActiveEnterTimestamp=Tues, 17 Apr 2012 14:47:50 +0100 (yes, it was on
all night :-) )

then look in
> /var/log/Xorg.0.log.

> If you happen to have a radeon, and it's using the vesa driver it
> could be the same problem Oliver is seeing: 
> https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5426
It's Intel.  It seems to be a bit unhappy that the Wacom tablet isn't
attached, but ISTR that the same thing happened when it was attached so
I doubt if that is relevant.  The logfile is attached.

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