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Old 03-12-2006, 09:49 AM   #1
The helpless one
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Unhappy Can only use command line interface!


When I boot up my Linux, things start failing to start up. The list is:

sendmail
Canna Server
Service ATD

Canna Server says that it is already open, and that if I am sure that it isn't, I should enter "rm /tmp/.iroha_unix/IROHA".

So it continues on to the login screen, except that the login screen is in the command line, and when I login, it remains in the command line.

Afterwards, my brother told me he moved some files from windows to linux using LTools, and he 'may' have changed some permissions. Could that be a problem?

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Old 03-12-2006, 10:20 AM   #2
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Hi,

Try typing this after login:

Code:
startx
What does that give you?

Did you or your brother connect to the linuxbox using the root login? If not, then you shouldnt be able to cause critical damage to your system.

Sincerely, Jorgen
 
Old 03-12-2006, 10:50 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply,

The 'startx' command wrote some things really quickly, but then my monitor goes blank, and says "No Signal". After a few seconds, the command line comes back and it tells me there are errors.

I don't think we ever connected to the linuxbox with the root login, I only used that account to install packages, etc.

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Old 03-12-2006, 10:52 AM   #4
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What are the errors printed on your screen when startx fails.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 11:02 AM   #5
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There were 2 errors I could see

Fatal Server Error
Cannot open default font 'fixed'

and

XIO-fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed with 0 events remaining.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 11:14 AM   #6
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If you are using RHEL4 then try running as root "system-config-display --reconfig" or if Running RHEL3 or Redhat 9 try running "redhat-config-display --reconfig".
 
Old 03-12-2006, 04:42 PM   #7
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Well, my monitor kept turning off and on (actually, it turned off and only turned on for a few seconds when I moved my mouse. It says that there was an input-output error... Then it said something about the Xserver but I couldn't catch it; screen just went pure blank and my monitor shuts down. The 'reboot' command didn't even work so I had to press the restart button on my machine.

I guess my Linux needs a reinstall?

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