thanks for all replying,
frandalla's suggestion might work, but i need to be able to login to edit some files. i cannot login through X, linux tries run X at the login, but failed everytime because of some display problems, so the screen flash everytime, i can't type anything, i need to stop linux from trying to run X and then i login through the console mode.
sorry, i should have tell that i am running my redhat in vmware 4.0.5, i want to login to install vmware-tools, before that, my video driver couldn't work.
Demonbane's suggestion doesn't work, i press ctrl + alt + F1 to F6, but it doesn't stop linux's attempts to run X. the screen is flashing between the console mode and X mode.
i do not intend to confuse you all by not explain clearly, but my english is really that sucks.
any other ways? Thanks again.
Last edited by miica; 10-30-2003 at 09:01 PM.