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Old 07-01-2009, 07:55 AM   #1
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I cannot start in text mode


I need to install video drivers for cent os 5.3 for this X window must not be running so its required to get into text mode
when i get into text mode the screen is filled with errors
i cannot login or see default prompt either
this is the error message

hci0 SC0 packet for unknown connection handle 92

what is this ?
what should i do to get rid of this ?
help plz
 
Old 07-01-2009, 08:03 AM   #2
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kantu:

I have not run centOS yet, but it is surprising why you cannot go in terminal mode.
Try press the following if you are given a text mode login prompt:

Ctl+Alt+F2
Ctl+Alt+F3, or F4 or F5 or F6

Somewhere you should have a terminal login prompt offered.

Check back if you didn't make it and describe what you did and how the problem persists.

goodluck

hope this helps
 
Old 07-01-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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To stop X and go to CLI :

1) su
2) init 3
 
Old 07-02-2009, 12:07 AM   #4
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i can go in text mode by pressing Ctrl - Alt F1 or by changing init mode to 3 and then 5 for x window again
But thats not the problem
In text mode my console is flooded with this message
and i cant type anything

hci0 SC0 packet for unknown connection handle 92
 
Old 07-02-2009, 01:22 PM   #5
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kantu:

have you tried reinstalling your system?
 
Old 07-02-2009, 01:28 PM   #6
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I don't think re-installing the system is an ideal solution for what seems such a minor issue.

To be sure you can get to a login console, follow the suggestion above for going to init 3; though to be sure nothing's running (if you can, assuming we're not interrupting an important production system) I would go to init 1. Perhaps your tty1 is being used as the console for errors, explaining why the screen is full of messages.

It sounds like you are installing an nVidia driver; it will install in init level 1.

Also as mentioned, you can use the other tty's by using Function keys 2-6 provided that these login gettys are configured in your inittab. There should not be errors/messages scrolling up every tty available.

Sasha
 
Old 07-02-2009, 01:49 PM   #7
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try CTRL + ALT + F2 to get to a console, rather than F1...
 
Old 07-02-2009, 02:19 PM   #8
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Quoting:
"i can go in text mode by pressing Ctrl - Alt F1 or by changing init mode to 3 and then 5 for x window again
But thats not the problem
In text mode my console is flooded with this message
and i cant type anything

hci0 SC0 packet for unknown connection handle 92"

Kantu:

What do you mean really, you cannot launch a terminal?
Ctl+Alt+F1 this tty is usually used by the system, in most distros it is not serviceable. Try choose from Ctl+alt+F2-6 instead.

Do you have a ~/.bashrc file? how does it read?
Does your .bashrc file have executable permission?

Last edited by malekmustaq; 07-02-2009 at 02:22 PM.
 
Old 07-03-2009, 07:42 AM   #9
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Well the consoles proper now and i can login usually as before
But this this happened after i removed my bluetooth device
If i connect the bluetooth device(dongle) the consoles flooded else its not (strange problem as it didnt happen in ubuntu or fedora)
 
Old 07-03-2009, 08:53 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Well the consoles proper now and i can login usually as before
But this this happened after i removed my bluetooth device
If i connect the bluetooth device(dongle) the consoles flooded else its not (strange problem as it didnt happen in ubuntu or fedora)

it sounds like kernel messages might be loggin to console. turn it off for now. it is in syslog.conf
 
Old 07-03-2009, 09:17 AM   #11
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kantu:

ah, if that is so, it is dbus issue. stop/start or restart dbus script in your /etc.
that's a minor problem indeed as grapefruitgirl surmised.

goodluck.
 
  


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