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Old 04-21-2006, 05:42 PM   #1
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Problems booting FEDORA


Recently I installed FEDORA 5.

The installation was great. The problem came when FEDORA ask me to select a monitor. after selecting a generic LCD, and clicked fot the next step, The screen became black, as if the monitor were turn it off.

I had to reboot the PC.

Now, Fedora booting proccess seems to be normal, but during the proccess, again, the black screen comes, and there's no other alternative than turn OFF the PC.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 12:20 PM   #2
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Qustion did the installation finish??

If yes, then try pressing the three key combo of Ctrl+Alt+F1 and log on as root then type; init 3

Now reconfigure the X11 configuration;

system-config-display --reconfigure --set resolution 800x600 --set depth 16

then test;

startx

If it looks OK then exit the GUI session and do;

yum update
 
Old 04-22-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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init 3 not working

ok. I'm in the shell.

init 3 command doesn't exist. can you clarify me the command ?

Thanks.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 06:37 PM   #4
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what user did you log in as? You probably need execute as root for init would be my guess (login as root or sudo). I snippet from init's manual pages follows:

Init
Init is the parent of all processes. Its primary role is to create
processes from a script stored in the file /etc/inittab (see init-
tab(5)). This file usually has entries which cause init to spawn get-
tys on each line that users can log in. It also controls autonomous
processes required by any particular system.

RUNLEVELS
A runlevel is a software configuration of the system which allows only
a selected group of processes to exist. The processes spawned by init
for each of these runlevels are defined in the /etc/inittab file. Init
can be in one of eight runlevels: 0â6 and S or s. The runlevel is
changed by having a privileged user run telinit, which sends appropri-
ate signals to init, telling it which runlevel to change to.

Runlevels 0, 1, and 6 are reserved. Runlevel 0 is used to halt the sys-
tem, runlevel 6 is used to reboot the system, and runlevel 1 is used to
get the system down into single user mode. Runlevel S is not really
meant to be used directly, but more for the scripts that are executed
when entering runlevel 1. For more information on this, see the man-
pages for shutdown(8) and inittab(5).

Runlevels 7-9 are also valid, though not really documented. This is
because "traditional" Unix variants donât use them. In case youâre
curious, runlevels S and s are in fact the same. Internally they are
aliases for the same runlevel.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 06:38 PM   #5
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Note that runlevel 3 is interactive (text) and 5 is graphical (ie loads gnome/kde)
 
Old 04-22-2006, 09:25 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mysticav
ok. I'm in the shell.

init 3 command doesn't exist. can you clarify me the command ?

Thanks.
Try telinit 3
 
  


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