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Old 08-20-2005, 05:26 AM   #1
jkcoutel
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Question Green Screen at Debian Sarge First time boot...NEWBIE


Dear Linuxiens,
I am a Newbie, I have installed sucessfully on my Laptop Asus M5N > Debian Sarge 2.6.8 from the Linux Format DVD magazine.
But when Linux try to launched the X-server > I got a green screen.
I don't know how to go back to the prompt as Debian try automatically to start the X server...
I know that I have to add in the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 the following line :

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "i810"
VideoRam 16384
>>>This line Option "DisplayInfo" "FALSE"
EndSection

My question is very simple : How to Kill the X-server or go to the prompt as I have only a green screen at Linux debian startup ?
I have tried Ctrl+Atl+1 > untill Ctrl+Atl+9 > I couldn't go to the text mode to edit this file. Tried Alt+1....didn't work either....

Mybe I have to change the INIT level in GRUB, I tried to edit the line
kernel /bott/vmliniz-2.6.8-2-686 root=/dev/hda4 ro
but I don't know what to add to force grub to change the run level to 3
Any idea ?
Could you please, help on this. Thank you Lads.
 
Old 08-20-2005, 10:45 AM   #2
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Re: Green Screen at Debian Sarge First time boot...NEWBIE

Quote:
Originally posted by jkcoutel
I have tried Ctrl+Atl+1 > untill Ctrl+Atl+9 > I couldn't go to the text mode to edit this file. Tried Alt+1....didn't work either....
Ctrl+Alt+F1

If that doesn't help. Restart the darn thing, hit Ctrl while it starts booting, then type: linux single

Cheers!

Last edited by PMorph; 08-20-2005 at 10:47 AM.
 
Old 08-20-2005, 11:38 AM   #3
jkcoutel
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I could start and modified /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >> My Sarge is working well now !!! Thanks ...and have a great Weekend
 
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