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First off, I apologize if this message is formatted wrong or
generally pretty messy.
Here's my problem, XWindows cannot find the fixed font,
XFS says it's started, (service xfs status). Linux will boot
in runlevel 3, but XWindows won't start.
If you need any more info I will try my best to provide it,
but I may not be able to as I'm having a bit of trouble
figuring out how to use lynx. So if you need more info,
it would be nice if you could post detailed instructions.
"Linux will boot in runlevel 3, but XWindows won't start."
XWindows shouldn't start in runlevel 3. Not unless you type <<startx>>. Runlevel 3 isn't intended to use XWindows unless you start X yourself; runlevel 5 is.
RUNLEVEL WHAT IT DOES
0 - Perform an orderly shutdown of all processes and halt the CPU.
1 - Single user mode; used primarily for maintenance and troubleshooting.
2 - Multi-user mode without networking.
3 - Multi-user mode with networking.
4 - User defined.
5 - Multi-user mode with networking AND X DISPLAY MANAGER.
6 - Perform an orderly shutdown and subsuquent reboot to default runlevel.
If your computer is booting in runlevel 3, but you want it to boot into graphical mode, you can change things so that your computer boots into runlevel 5 by changing id:3:initdefault: to id:5:initdefault: in /etc/inittab, I believe. You can just use any old text editor; you don't need anything special to mess with that.
I have had a similar problem to that before, but the only way there is any chance of anyone being able to help you is if you post your /var/log/XFree.0.log file here. "no screens found" could be a number of problems, but we can only help you if we can see your entire XFree.0.log file, as arunshivanandan mentioned previously, and even then I make no guarantees, as XFree86 is still pretty confusing to me. I'll do my best to help you though, if you post your log file.
After I tried that, I found many other things were um... majorly screwed up. This is odd as I didn't even touch the thing. Anyway, the thing was so screwed up I had to reinstall anyway. Thanks for the help, now I know for next time. Sorry for sort of wasting your time.
Ofcourse,for the first few problems,you can prefer a reinstall,but that need not solve the problem allways.And after a few reinstalls,you will prefer to 'correct it from with in' than to go for a reinstall.
'A Reinstall Will Solve your problem' is the most prefered M$ troubleshooting idea,right??