Looks like the options you have set to make postgres start as a service is
Check couple of things.
login as root
type mail at the promt and read the events..
you will see some mails to the root account & postgres too...
temp soultions is start you postgres as
/usr/local/pgsql/bin/postmaster -i -D /usr/local/pgsql/data &
temp soultions to stop your postgres as
/usr/local/pgsql/bin/pg_ctl -D /usr/local/pgsql/data stop
>From: "vimalan dharmarajan" <vimal_it(at)engineer(dot)com>
>Subject: [pgsql-chat] starting problem when running postgresql
>Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 02:47:06 -0500
> i am vimal,i saw ur forum .it is a very nice that is the reason i
>joined with u.
> i am new in postgresql.when i started the postgresql , it ran
>correct.but now it give failed error
> [root ( at ) localhost root] /etc/rc.d/init.d/postgresql start
> starting postgresql service [FAILED]
> [root ( at ) localhost root]
> i dont know want to do . kindly help to me sir.
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