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Old 05-22-2003, 01:45 PM   #1
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Upgraded XFree86 and now no gnome etc


Perhaps I'm missing something here, but I receintly upgraded my verison of XFree86 to ver: 4.01-1 following the install file to the letter.

On rebooting and reconfiguring my XF86Config file, I find that when I start X I get a black and White screen, poor resolution and certainly nothing like what I am used to. It matters not whether I select Gnome or KDE at the graphical login, the result is the same, some form of failsafe mode.

All help would most definately be appreciated, as I don't want to do a new installation.

I'm running RH7 if it matters...

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 05-22-2003, 02:02 PM   #2
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Did you check the Xfree86 Website for Video Card Support?
 
Old 05-22-2003, 06:44 PM   #3
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No change in hardware from the previous version of XFree86
 
Old 05-22-2003, 07:12 PM   #4
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Tried running XFree86 -configure?

Since you upgraded to a rather old version
of X 4, I'll assume you had 3.3x before that.
the 4-series (specially in a install where old
3 files exist) looks for a XF86Config-4 file
rather than picking up the older versions one.

Cheers,
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Old 05-23-2003, 10:06 AM   #5
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Done that

X does start, but it would seem to be in some form of safe mode, not gnome or KDE.
 
Old 05-23-2003, 12:48 PM   #6
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Seemed to be getting somewhere.

I have managed to get it to boot inot graphical mode, runlevel 5, then after logging in, I get to gnome or KDE, rather than that "safe" mode.

However, when I am now presented with the graphical login screen, it is in black and white or monochrome and there is a console open, with the following text:
Console log for SERVERNAME

Any ideas? This was not they way it used to be...
 
  


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