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Old 02-09-2012, 05:06 AM   #1
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RedHat boots up to a red screen


Hi I have a dl380 g7 and running RedHat 5.6 (64)

My issue is, it boots up to a red screen I dont see the login or any text. I tried changing resolution (vga=771 etc) but no change. even when I do ctl+alt+F1 I am getting a blank screen!

But via network I am able to connect to the system

any one can tell me what is going on
 
Old 02-09-2012, 05:12 AM   #2
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is it a virtual machine or physical?

Is it a fresh installation or have you done any system changes which you remember?

Try restarting your system as it might have hanged
 
Old 02-09-2012, 05:16 AM   #3
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Hi because of this reason I have reinstalled this but with the same result. and I have not done any change to the system other than adding vga=771 etc to test this issue, thinking this was something to do with resolution. this is a physical server no virtualization is involved

thanks for the reply deap27ak
 
Old 02-09-2012, 05:27 AM   #4
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what is the configuration of this machine?

You mean while booting you are able to see the screen but after that you don't see the login screen is it?
 
Old 02-09-2012, 05:36 AM   #5
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the machine is DL 380 (G7), 24GB ram, 2 x 12 core intel, 2x300GB SAS, HP TFT7600 G2 KVM Console

but I did hook up a extenal monitor with same result.


Yes I can install with out any issue, I was able to see the login screen for a while but now end up with this problem
 
Old 02-09-2012, 05:40 AM   #6
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As you said you are able to login through network so go to the CLI and change the default login runlevel to 3 and reboot the system and type startx
 
Old 02-09-2012, 05:43 AM   #7
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Ah that I did not checked, let me get back to you on this, thanks
 
Old 02-09-2012, 06:05 AM   #8
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Hi, nothing comes up even on runlevel 3, but still the rest of the services comes up
 
Old 02-09-2012, 06:20 AM   #9
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can you post the output of

Code:
#cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
#cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 02-13-2012, 12:57 AM   #10
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Hi deep27ak, sorry for the delay, attached are the documents that you requested

Thanks and best regards
Attached Files
File Type: log Xorg.0.log (68.4 KB, 14 views)
File Type: txt xorg.conf.txt (568 Bytes, 13 views)
 
Old 02-13-2012, 01:27 AM   #11
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The problem you are facing seems to be a bug as I found something here

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=243022

so you can try to update your driver and see if it works

Code:
#yum update glibc
#yum update xorg-x11-drv-ati
or have a look at comment #5 and #6 on this page
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...distro-922178/
I am not sure if this resembles your problem


append this line in your xorg.conf file (make sure to take a backup of original file)
Code:
#vi xorg.conf
# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "radeon"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
             Modes "1024x768-60" "800x600-60" "640x480-60" 
	EndSubSection
EndSection
the solution is from here
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...2-start-0.html

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Old 02-14-2012, 05:17 AM   #12
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Hi This did not work by adding the modes! have to check this bug out now!

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Old 03-29-2012, 02:18 AM   #13
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Hi deep26ak, sorry for the long silence, was away for awhile.

After upgrading the mentioned packages I am able to start the x server using "startx" command but not at the boot time! it still goes to a read screen and stops!

Thanks and Regards
 
Old 03-29-2012, 04:14 AM   #14
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procfs,

I hope you are using the licensed RHEL and paying them for that. Right? So why don't you take their support? They can provide you some better solution. You have been struggling for this problem for so long time, I would suggest you to take the RHEL Support: https://www.redhat.com/wapps/sso/log...port/cases/new you just need to login from here and can create a new case.

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Old 03-29-2012, 04:35 AM   #15
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Hi Satyaveer Arya, yes I am using licensed copy and that was my last option, but I like working with this forum since there is always a reply to

Thanks and best regards!
 
  


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