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Old 01-17-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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Talking gui problem

hi everyone,

i have dual boot system . One is windows XP and other is RHEL 5.
when ever i start my rhel 5 it goes in runlevel 3. I have checked /etc/inittab, run level 5 is mentioned in it. when i want to go manualy to gui mode by using keys ctrl+alt+f7 the white screen comes and system gets hang.

Old 01-17-2009, 07:44 PM   #2
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please post the output of
and locate xorg.conf and post the contents here. We can try to help you then. If you have any difficulties locating any of this information, post and we will help.
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also the output of

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -e WW -e EE

would be very useful.
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Maybe launch another X session like
$ startx -- :2
and see if it runs, just to see if X settings are otherwise correct
or maybe use Xvfb to dump an image of your default X screen to see what is going on there otherwise (will need a framebuffer viewer application as well, or look at the screendump on another PC)


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Old 01-18-2009, 08:24 PM   #5
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if it is dropping back down to level 3 then "x " in not able to run
look in your
Xorg.0.log, and maybe messages , dmesg , [ boot.log ( if non-empty) ]
but Xorg.0.log will list the error
there will be an error
you can run this in the CLI as root
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
this will show errors ONLY
most of the time it is a ati or nvidia driver not installed for a new kernel


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