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Old 09-17-2005, 03:07 AM   #1
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I'm on a very fast computer using fc3. This fc3 install has been working perfectly for about a month until just now. Instead of loading the gui login screen on boot, I just get a scrambled screen. It was running perfectly and i just got it the way i wanted it. So what could have possibly caused this?
 
Old 09-17-2005, 03:26 AM   #2
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Re: Scrambled screen on boot

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I'm on a very fast computer using fc3. This fc3 install has been working perfectly for about a month until just now. Instead of loading the gui login screen on boot, I just get a scrambled screen. It was running perfectly and i just got it the way i wanted it. So what could have possibly caused this?
What do you mean "a scramble screen" ???

I don't know whant you mean. So, I suppose that you got a console
login screen instead of a GUI ones.
If so, try to log in as root, run Xconfig to choose reconfigure the X windows.
If these cannot help you, please show me more details.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 03:31 AM   #3
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I mean scrambled screen as in streaking colors like this:http://www.ovation.co.uk/ViewlockII/VLscramb.jpg
It boots the kernel then immediately does that.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 09:47 AM   #4
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My computer with all my important stuff doesn't boot up anymore, could someone try and help?
 
Old 09-17-2005, 10:41 AM   #5
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Can you get the terminal up? Are you using a monitor? Hae you recently modified xorg.conf?
 
Old 09-17-2005, 10:46 AM   #6
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I'm using a monitor. Yes, xorg was updated in several ways yesterday with a yum update. I'll see about getting a terminal up. This is my first serious problem so i'm going to have to go look up how to do that.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 10:53 AM   #7
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When you start to boot up do you see the boot loader at all? if so you need to edit the boot parameters and add a 3 to the line. This will boot you into runlevel 3 which equivalent to the dos command prompt. This doesn't require the X-Window system and therefore if it works the problem is probably in xorg.conf. Do as suggested above to reconfigure and the xorg.conf file should be fixed.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 11:00 AM   #8
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Yes, the boot up is normal except instead of the gui login screen I get scrambled colors. So, I don't even go to the gui login, I just go to a command prompt and edit xorg.conf in that. I hope it works
 
Old 09-17-2005, 11:05 AM   #9
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Yeah it sounds like xorg.conf has been messed up
maybe your resolution is set to an illegal combination or do you use nvidia or ati drivers? if your kernel was updated you probably need to recompile them. not sure about ati but definitely for nvidia
 
Old 09-17-2005, 11:09 AM   #10
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do you use nvidia or ati drivers?
No.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 11:10 AM   #11
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can you post you xorg.conf
 
Old 09-17-2005, 11:39 AM   #12
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Yes sure. But how exactly do i boot into runlevel 3 using grub? Where is the 3 added?
 
Old 09-17-2005, 11:45 AM   #13
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ok so you press any key to stop the timer. highlight the kernel you are using, press e.
you should now have three lines, highlight the middle (longest) one and press e.
you should now be able to add or delete from this line. all you need to do is type a 3 and then press enter and then b to boot
 
Old 09-17-2005, 11:50 AM   #14
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I get scrambled screen with that. I added a 3 to the end of "quiet" so it was "quiet3". Try different runlevel?

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you need a space between them
 
  


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