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Old 02-24-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
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No display


Hi all, I'm very new to the Linux scene so please bear with me. I decided to install Red Hat 9 using Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 with XP Pro as the host. The install went fine but I think I messed up on the display resolution so now when I boot up Linux I can't read the screen. When I reboot and hit the 'c' key I get to a grub prompt but I have no idea if the resolution problem can be fixed from there. How can I get to a Linux command line in order to fix the resolution problem, any help is appreciated, thanks.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 01:08 PM   #2
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the X (gui) screen can't be read, or the console (text) screen?
 
Old 02-24-2004, 01:13 PM   #3
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On the grub prompt, type init 3

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Old 02-24-2004, 03:32 PM   #4
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frieza - yes, it's the X (gui) screen that cant be read

Tinkster - thanks, I will try that
 
Old 02-24-2004, 03:43 PM   #5
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well, i see you are using redhat, do what tinkster said and do the init 3 thing then you should should be able to use either Xconfigurator, or redhat-config-xfree86, (i forget which redhat 9 uses, but something tells me redhat-config-xfree86) and see if you can't properly configure your X
 
Old 02-25-2004, 02:50 AM   #6
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I have the same exact problem but when i get to grub and type init 3 nothing happens what am i doing wrong , please email me at jtabar258@yahoo.com please!!!
 
Old 02-25-2004, 08:06 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the info guys, but I had already erased the virtual hd so I just reinstalled the whole thing and used a lower resolution 800x600 and 16 bit color, and it works perfectly.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 08:08 AM   #8
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I can't get mine to display the X installation UI :/

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Good luck in your linux adventure slade ^^
 
Old 02-25-2004, 11:32 AM   #9
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I'm trying to rack up 5 posts so i can submit my problem which includes IP addresses which the forum is interpreting as URLs. ;P sorry to be of no help whatsoever.
 
  


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