It has just taken me thirty five minutes to log into my PC this evening. For those thirty five minutes, the X server just refused to boot up. Why, I am at a loss to know. The graphical login page just returned me to itself.
Indeed I’ve had nothing but hassles with Mandriva’s login screen ever since I installed the 2005 Limited Edition. Sometimes it boots up as a graphical login, sometimes it boots up as text. When it does start up as text, sometimes startx loads, sometimes it doesn’t.
The only error I can in the logs that is relevant is that it can’t find the right display. Why this should be, I have no idea. It worked in the past. Just to make sure it wasn’t a config thing to do with my account, I moved all my config files out of harms way. Same problem.
Recent reviews of SuSE 9.3 and Ubuntu have been very favourable. I’m beginning to think it might be time for a change… There’s increasingly a number of things I’m just not happy about with Mandrake and now Mandriva…