General :: Not Starting - After Logging Only A Cursur Blinks On A Blank Screen

Mar 19, 2010

I had xp sp3 installed on my system celeron 2.0 ghz.and two hard disks.I had installed succesfully ubuntu on other disk. after restart I can see dual boot menu. one xp professionl and other ubuntu. I clicked on the ubuntu but after logging only a cursur blinks on a blank screen. I can see the choice menu "normal","verbose" etc but when I started in normal mode, a blank screen appears and a cursor blinks.

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However, I can log in as root and root works fine (so I'm doing the update at the moment).

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Apr 23, 2010

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Oct 7, 2010

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if so, what would I need to do to correct, do I need to jump backwards to an earlier version and wait for the issues to be corrected? Is that even possible?

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Nov 30, 2010

I'm trying to think of the best way to have a job start up on it's own when a system (running CentOS 5) boots up. The job is a simple python script. However, there are some interesting conditions that need to be met:

- As stated, script needs to start and run in the background when the system boots up, but without anyone logging in.

- This script needs to be readable only by root, which means it will need to be run as root

- Only 1 person will have root access, meaning nobody else will have access to see this script or it's status.

The entire point is to have this thing running all the time, even if the system reboots, but to make it so nobody can see the script or view it's source, unless they have root access, which only 1 person will have.

I can think of plenty of ways to have things start up automatically when a system comes up, but they all involve having the user log in as part of it. How can I have a listening python script start up, at boot up, on it's own, without root actually logging in?

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