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Filesystem going Read-Only

Postby Naelo » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:21

Hey Sabayoniers,

I've recently installed Sabayon GNOME x64 and after installing the Updates and rebooting i just had a blinking cursor, which
was (for me) an indication that X Server didn't work.

So I went into recovery and discovered that the whole filesystem was read-only. I know that this probably has to do with some hard drive related issues, but I tried "mount -o remount /" anyway and then started the X Server with "startx" and it worked!

So can anyone please explain me how I can get my X Server working on Sabayon again? (Not using the recovery mode)

Thanks for any help,

Naelo
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Re: Filesystem going Read-Only

Postby wolfden » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:55

be nice to know what hardware you have

make sure no config file left out

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equo conf update


make sure opengl set

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eselect opengl list

should be set to your graphics
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Re: Filesystem going Read-Only

Postby Naelo » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:11

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equo conf update


says that everything's fine.

OpenGL was always set to the X11-Driver, which does not work because the file system's Read-Only.

As I said, if I remount the filesystem everything works as expected.
I can even start a X11 server although this shows me just a basic interface.

I'm on a laptop, an Alienware M14X.

It's got an i7 2670QM
750 GB HDD (Dell Original, how can I look for the model number?)
GT555M (which worked fine on the standard driver, I installed no nvidia ones)
4GB RAM

It's on Dual-Boot with Windows using GRUB2, Windows works fine, no HDD issues there.

I got a glimpse at the Verbose Mode when starting the normal Sabayon, it said
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*Mounting filesystem Read-Only*

there, which doesn't seem like the right way to do it.

Everything worked well before updating, I guess I should stick to "never change a running system" in the future.
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Re: Filesystem going Read-Only

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:17

See the post Re: 0 bytes free = can't boot and the one following it, in case they are of help.
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