with power outages comes certain degrees of difficulty. For one thing no Linux Distribution has the Windows equivalent of restore to last sucessful start-up function. But Puppy also has a limited Xserver restore facility which needs modification to allow for Xwin startup. However, the current setup requires the user to reboot once # comes up and booting halts. For a non-user this would be an annoying outcome.
The problem comes from the file /etc/.XLOADED which is a saftey protocol which avoids boot-crash loops. With my limited experience I had to experiment with deleting .XLOADED – using the scripts from here. I knwo that this works with Puppy Series 2 but unsure about it working with Series 3. It doesn’t – it still halts and goes to #. So I decided to see if only the deletion script could be used earlier in the booting process – this being in rc.sysinit and rc.local0. But the results were increasingly catastrophic for every modification. I will be trying to alter the current script so instead of exit it will reboot with the message “It seems there was a problem with ShutDown – so to restore your computer will reboot in 5 seconds.”
We’ll soon see what the outcome is.