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Well, everything was going great, I was learning the better parts of using linux and I come to this great item called "Display" I figured, ok, I can get some more screen realestate on my 17" flat panel by setting my resolution higher. As soon as I logged out of RH9 to reset it to my new chosen resolution of 1920x1440 I see an "out of frequency" message on my gateway FP. So I try to login as quick as I can and reset the resolution before the timer (OSD) reaches -0- but I was too late. Now I can't even get in to fix anything. I remember that before I cut out, I enabled telnet ( though I haven't been able to telnet in from my w2kserver box), and ftp is enabled though I haven't set anything up (other than default install).
I'm hoping there is a way to bypass the GUI login or get to the shell without going through the GUI. Any help?
If I can get to the shell without the GUI, where do I go to change my default resolution.
I am running RH9.
Thanks in advance for the help.
Should have stayed with 1280x1024
-note to self, quit playing when your head starts hitting the keyboard due to lack of sleep.
Last edited by fireman949; 12-13-2003 at 04:02 AM.
No worries. This can be fixed. There is a way that this can be fixed by adding commands to the boot-loader. But then we need to know what boot-loader you are using. What does the first Linux screen say? Lilo or Grub?
Or we can fix it by using the rescue mode. Do you have a Linux rescue floppy or your installation CD available?
One thing just came to my mind. If you boot to the point where your screen shuts down. Then press <CTRL>-<ALT>-F2. Do you get a to a text login then?
If you don't, boot with the rescue floppy. When you get to the prompt, type linux init 3 and boot. You might get a Kudzu screen (the new hardware detection program). Just ignore that. Now you should get a text login, right?
When you've got a text login. List the files in /etc/X11. If you are lucky, there is a backup there that works. This command lists the relevant files
ls -l /etc/X11/XF*
What files do you see? The file that's at fault is XF86Config. Is there a .bak (or similar) file there?
followed instructions however, [CTRL] + [ALT] + [F2] does nothing at the messed up screen, and when I load the boot disk with linux init 3, I get to a text login, but I get this error:
usb-uhci.c:interrupt staus 3, frame # $frame
and it repeats itself where $frame=a different # each time.
I have a M$ Wireless Desktop USB Keyboard/mouse connected thru an IOGear KVM. I have had minor issues with it in Linux, but nothing major and I switch often. I will plug a regular ps2 in and try it in the mean time....
The USB keyboard was the issue. I was able to login after I connected a PS2 type keyboard. I moved XF86Config to XF86Config.bak and replaced it with XF86Config.backup. Rebooted without boot disk and was able to login via GUI. Thanks again for the help. Everything appears to be working correctly considering I'm posing this message from within RH.
definately a n00b
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