[arch-general] Where can I find the "boot" log to find out what failed on boot?

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 12:20:41 EDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 19:07, David Rosenstrauch<darose at darose.net> wrote:
> Xavier wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 5:56 PM, David Rosenstrauch<darose at darose.net>
>> wrote:
>>> David C. Rankin wrote:
>>>> Weeks ago, I learned that kdm doesn't belong in the DAEMONS LINE and
>>>> moved it to inittab.
>>> ?  That's always worked fine for me.  (At least with both kdm3 and slim.)
>>> Can you elaborate?  What's the issue?
>>> DR
>> archwiki is your friend :
>> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Adding_a_login_manager_%28KDM,_GDM,_or_XDM%29_to_automatically_boot_on_startup#Configure_loading_the_Display_Manager
> "The inittab method is recommended for various reasons, one being that it
> will allow you to boot directly into framebuffer mode from GRUB. This is an
> advantage should the graphics driver crash in X, for example, you would not
> be forced to fix your system from a live cd or through other needlessly
> complex means.
> With the inittab method all you would have to do is to press 'e' for edit at
> the GRUB prompt and just add:
> 3
> to the end of the 'kernel' line to boot directly into framebuffer mode in
> order to fix your system/X (This is also described more thoroughly &
> descriptive below.)"
> Hmmm ... still not sure I get what the problem is.  Any time I've ever run
> into a situation where either X or the DM crashes, it leaves me at a console
> login prompt.  So I can just login to the console and fix things from there
> - no live CD needed.
> Incorrect/misleading Wiki page, methinks ...

Yep, the wiki gives wrong reasoning.

The only advantage of inittab over DAEMONS may be
but some login managers allow automatic login as well (at least GDM does).

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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