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Old 02-28-2004, 01:43 AM   #1
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Cant boot into RedHat GUI


ok.. im using RH9.. and recently i downloaded the CS server file.. well.. eveything letloose after that.. now i cant even boot my system up..

what exacly happend..
ok.. well.. i download it right.. and it was about 500mbs.. i had 3gigs free.. not a problem right?

well.. i try and exec it.. then everything starts getting real slow.. so i go check my system manager thinggy.. well.. it says my HD is at 5.7g/5.7g! and im like WTF!!!

so i thought i deled it... (but forgot to clean trash) and rebooted.. yet.. after that i couldnt get into the gui.. or anypart for that matter.. everytime i try it goes from cmd to a flash of dark greay back to cmd.. and will repeat this untill i reboot..

i tried using the grub thinggy to dele the file permently.. but well.. i quicky found out that grub can do little in the way of that..

anyone got any ideas on how i can fix my little delema?
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:16 AM   #2
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Seems like your X configuration file got corrupted. When the screen goes gray, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 . This will bring you into command prompt. Login into the shell and from there delete the CS file that hogged your space. (If you deleted but not from the trash can you will find it by using the command 'cat /home/{YOUR USER NAME}/.gnome/gnome-vfs/.trash_entry_cache ). Delete it using the rm command (Note do not delete the .trash_entry_cache entry, it just stores the location of the deleted file) You can use the command 'df -h' to see how much space you actually have.

After you have successfully the trouble making file, run the command 'redhat-config-xfree86' and you can recreate the XFree86 config file.

Reboot and hopefully everything should be normal again.

HTH
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:27 PM   #3
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and if that doesnt work.. it keeps flashing
 
Old 02-28-2004, 11:18 PM   #4
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Hmmm... in that case get hold of a local liux guru in your immediate vicinity and persuade him to troubleshoot the problem. If that is not an option, you may have to reinstall your linux again.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 01:40 AM   #5
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Temporarily boot to a lower runlevel. Runlevel 5 is X, runlevel 3 is command line and should be good enough, but runlevel 1 is maintenance where almost nothing will be started up. Here are instructions for Redhat on booting to a different run level:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...runlevels.html

Another option is to kick the boot into interactive mode when prompted to do so during boot up. You then have the option of not starting some services.

Clean up your space, and then try rebooting. Hopefully lack of space is the only problem, and X will then start. Otherwise, follow the previous advice on reconfiguring X.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 01:59 AM   #6
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Ya know, I've had some probs with redhat and free space as well... I tried installing it last week after not using it for a year or so on a 3 gig partition.... My customized install was only 1.8gb.... It wouldn't continue cause' it said it didn't have enough free space.... Had to delete another partition and make one 5gig partition just to install 1.8gigs worth of stuff..... Go figure...... I've noticed that it's pretty buggy with some stuff.... Thats all I'll say I guess......
 
  


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