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Old 09-13-2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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Red face Red Hat Booting problem


I got a problem on my red hat linux 9 box.

on boot,

after the services have all been loaded, i should be able to see the X window then logon to it. but the problem is my screen keeps on changing, sometimes a terminal will be seen, then after 2 seconds its gone again, and turns black screen.... Please help...


Thanks!
 
Old 09-14-2004, 12:00 AM   #2
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I think u have a prob. with ur X configuration.
You have to change ur run level to 3(by editing /etc/inittab file ) then when u boot up in runlevel 3 which is a Command line interface mode, you can reconfigure ur Xconfiguration

#redhat-config-xfree86
 
Old 09-14-2004, 12:12 AM   #3
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how exactly can i do that???

i need a step by step instruction...thanks....
how do i change run level to 3? how can edit the /etc/inittab file if i cant boot?
sorry man...im really a newbie on this ...

thanks>!
 
Old 09-14-2004, 12:30 AM   #4
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ok. At present what is the final screen u get? a terminal or a black screen?
 
Old 09-14-2004, 12:38 AM   #5
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If you boot from grub then when you start your computer and have you RedHat listed, press 'e' for edit. Then go down to the line that says: kernel /vmlinuz- blahblah and press 'e' again.
than type at the end of the line 'init 3',
press enter
and press 'b' for boot
It should boot in level 3

Then edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file or like pippet said run redhat-config-xfree86

Last edited by greg108; 09-14-2004 at 12:57 AM.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 12:39 AM   #6
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both, it switches from blank screen to a terminal very fast.

i can't stop the switching...
 
Old 09-14-2004, 04:37 AM   #7
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did that work?
 
  


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