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I read every post here and there, and TheOneKEA is right on target. I also searched here at LQ and www.google.com/linux for this information, and the mingetty problem is always what comes up.
To make it plain, TheOneKEA is saying that if your lines don't look like the ones he posted, then your RedHat install is corrupted beyond repair, and you should reinstall it. He has noclear after every line in /etc/inittab, and yours doesn't. Also, you didn't give him the contents of /dev/tty* as he requested. You must give us what we ask for, or we can't help you! I know it's a new language, new terminology, and harder than getting a beggar to buy you a meal - but you must be diligent! It's obvious from reading your posts that you have the intelligence and understanding to do this, so do it!
Joe, we're Americans from the southern U.S., and we're in China trying to learn this language! It's harder than learning Linux, I'll assure you, but it's totally worth it.
Try what TheOneKEA said, posting the output of
# ls /dev/tty*
and you can even do it like this
# ls -aFlc /dev/tty*
for a clearer looking view.
And if he can't fix it, do as he says and reinstall RedHat. You're learned more now, and you can watch closely as the monitor configuration stuff happens.
Thanks for keeping us posted. There are people reading this thread and learning. So, though you haven't fixed your problem yet, you're teaching us!
Then see if the files tty[1-6] exist in the /dev directory by executing this command:
If they aren't there, then execute these commands:
mknod /dev/tty0 c 4 0
mknod /dev/tty1 c 4 1
mknod /dev/tty2 c 4 2
mknod /dev/tty3 c 4 3
mknod /dev/tty4 c 4 4
mknod /dev/tty5 c 4 5
mknod /dev/tty6 c 4 6
mknod /dev/tty7 c 4 7
I thought he meant see if they are there...
I have all the files listed and those lines...
So i think i answered his question.
When i entered those commands.. all it said was the file names which i typed myself... i think that means that those files do exist.
I've already reinstalled it... but not since posting here, I'm not sure what i could be doing wrong in the installation... unless i may be entering the wrong RAM on my Video card... I'm not sure if GeForce 2's have 64 or 32, i put 64 in the installation, but someone mentioned it may be 32! ARGH! lol
Time to search google...
Last edited by .::Jo3king::.; 10-30-2003 at 04:55 PM.
If you're entering 64MB of RAM for that card, then it's definitely wrong and I guess could be the problem. Just go to the Nvidia site and check out how much RAM is in that card. If I beat you there I'll post it here...
Actually, mate, to be quite precise...it says that it's a 64bit card, but only the GeForce2 MX 400 has 64MB of RAM. The other 2 have 32MB. But we still have troubles because we don't know which card you actually have. I know, M$ says whatever, buy remember, M$ only lies when their lips move
Are you feeling adventurous this morning? If you really want to get down to the brass tacks, do this.
Shut down your computer. Unplug the power cord from it's back, along with everything else. Lay it on it's side, and take the cover off the side opposite where the motherboard mounts (okay, that may go over your head, but you'll know if you got the correct side soon enough).
Now, look on the video card and see what it really is, and look on the motherboard and see what it really is. Then, we've got some parts to actually configure and we don't have to guess.
Otherwise, just continue and reinstall RH. Only this time, give it 32MB for the video RAM, not 64MB.
If it doesn't work this time, just download the Knoppix v3.3 CD, burn a CD from the .iso image, and stick that baby in your CD-ROM. It will boot, find all your hardware, and run like a charm. Then, if you'd still rather have RH, you can at least look in the proper files and find out what hardware you really have.