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Old 03-06-2004, 02:08 AM   #1
stadlman
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Question x problem in rh9, setup, login ok - then goes bad


OK I just installed rh9 server on a dell gxpro200 (dual200pro cpu) 256MB ram with an S3 trio64V+ video card. the graphic display was fine on the install, and when I made the recovery disk it found my video driver accurately as well as the dell p780 monitor, all was fine. Then I went to restart and had a perfect X display for the login screen, but after I entered my username and password the screen was just a blueish green (I am color challenged), with no icons and I had no panel or toolbar at the bottom of the screen. I had a terminal window that would open when I r-clicked anywhere on the screen. My first assumption is that the resolution is wrong or the drivers incorrect. If it's my resolution, how can I change it? Is there a safe-mode like in windows? r-clicking the screen does not give me resolution options. Please help.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 02:23 AM   #2
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Perhaps you chose the text optioon during install. Can you remember?
 
Old 03-06-2004, 05:44 AM   #3
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Sorry, but did you check logs ?
/var/log/messages
/var/log/syslog
/var/log/XFree86.*.log
 
Old 03-06-2004, 09:47 AM   #4
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Switch to a text terminal, and check out your XF86Config. Might try rerunning the xf86config program as well, might be a bad setting in there somewhere.

Which shell are you using? If it's gnome, perhaps try KDE and see if one works and not the other.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 06:41 PM   #5
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xbbd - I chose x install not text

pablob - I will try and check those logs, what should I be looking for?

Seventh - I am not sure how to rerun the xf86config program. I believe I am running Xwindow or X mode, I did not intsall KDE or gnome.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 06:47 AM   #6
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Seems to me that your system cannot start your windows manager (KDE, GNOME) and falls back to "safe mode" which means X and an XTerm and nothing more.
If the X server starts as you tell, should not be a problem of resolution.
Look for Kde or gnome error messages under the logs.
 
  


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