LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-07-2004, 08:33 PM   #1
Ilushka
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: san jose
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Exclamation RedHat 9.0 freezes on start-up


I need an advice,

I was installing mplayer and it needed all sorts of libraries to run. So I went on freshrpms and installed them all. Then, right after I logged out of root all I got is an empty screen with mouse cursor that looks like a clock; and it just set there. Now, every time I restart RedHat when I "get" to the log-in screen all I see is the empty desktop with the mouse cursor. It also seems that my computer accessing HD every couple of seconds.

What can I do?
 
Old 04-07-2004, 10:43 PM   #2
AutOPSY
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: US
Distribution: Redhat 9 - Linux 2.6.3
Posts: 836

Rep: Reputation: 31
Boot from your installation CD, #1 I think.

When you get to a screen type 'linux rescue' <enter>

You can choose to auto mount your partitions or manually mount them,
without more detail or an exact problem, all I can say is edit /etc/inittab on your root partition and change the default runlevel to 3 .

That will allow you to boot the system to the console, and fix whatever is wrong.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
10.1 Freezes shortly after I start a windows manager. danhm Slackware 8 02-13-2005 12:42 AM
usb freezes on start up master Linux - Hardware 16 09-11-2004 05:16 AM
My GAIM freezes every time I start it!!! Kramer Linux - Software 2 11-12-2003 12:02 AM
Redhat 7.2 freezes landsman Linux - Software 14 05-01-2002 09:10 PM
Help Oracle wont start linux freezes shaz Linux - General 0 03-20-2001 06:59 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:03 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration