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Old 10-16-2004, 08:08 AM   #1
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GUI Interface does not start


Hi Guys
I was installing SMB protocol (samba) and a graphical user interface called swat to manage samba, everything was fine till i shutdown the pc yesterday.
Today I was starting my linux (rh9) kernel 2.4.20-8 the I found that it tries to bring up the graphical interface with no success.

I think there is a problem and to solve this problem I must be able to login in text mode and stop samba server to try diagnosing can any body give me an idea how to login in text mode and stop the service ?
 
Old 10-16-2004, 08:20 AM   #2
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If you boot to a gui login then you will need to boot into runlevel 1

1) Select the line that contains the kernel and type e to edit.

2) Go to the end of the line and type a space and the word single. Press [Enter] to exit back to the grub screen.

3) Type b to boot into single user mode.

4)If you are using LILO, specify one of these options at the LILO boot prompt (if you are using the graphical LILO, you must press [Ctrl]-[x] to exit the graphical screen and go to the boot: prompt):
boot: linux single

You will want to edit the file /etc/fstab until you get things working to boot into runlevel 3. Change
id:3:initdefault:
to read
id:5:initdefault:

and then issue the command
init 3
to boot into runlevel 3
 
Old 10-16-2004, 08:32 AM   #3
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Then
How can I reconfigure x ?
 
Old 10-16-2004, 08:35 AM   #4
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Old 10-16-2004, 08:37 AM   #5
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Thanx darthux I'll try and get back to you
thanx for being so quick in answering me
 
Old 10-16-2004, 09:02 AM   #6
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well
I followed your steps from the graphical lilo interface and switched to the text mode, typed linux single , went on with the sequecnce till the text login appears when i try to type it dissappears again trying to start x server and so on. I had no success in logging
then when I started again I hit the spacebar key to enter linuxconf try to reconfigure when I typed redhat-config-xfree86 I got the following message

xconf.py fatal io error 2 (connection reset by peer) on x server

when I type X it gives me the following error
Fatal server error:

could not open default font 'fixed'
I can send you the whole log file if you want

any suggestions??

Last edited by hobz; 10-16-2004 at 09:50 AM.
 
  


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