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Old 09-20-2004, 10:40 AM   #1
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gdm freezes

when i start pc it automatically goes to gdm when i see gdm login screen mouse+keyboard is not working. how to get into command line?
Old 09-20-2004, 01:47 PM   #2
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Start the computer in run level 3.

During the boot-up options screen, add a 3.

For example:

linux 3

(that's a lilo example).

Once it's in runlevel 3, it should not start gdm and you will be in a console.

Once gdm (actually this is X doing this) locks up the keyboard and mouse,
you onviously won't be able to press ALT-CTRL-F1 to switch to a console.

Sounds like X is incorrectly configured.

Hope this helps,



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