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Old 06-27-2002, 10:05 PM   #1
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X Windows dilemma


I installed my Mandrake 8.2 distro fine. After install and the reboot, x came up fine, I was able to log in with no problems. When I rebooted again it came up with a blank screen, almost like x couldn't load. Has anyone seen this? I tried rebooting other times and nothing comes up, not even a prompt. I know the install is still there, it's like it's stuck. Does anyone know if I can get back to a prompt somehow and reconfigure x??
 
Old 06-27-2002, 10:34 PM   #2
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What boot loader if any are you using? LILO or GRUB? In LILO when the graphical boot menu comes up press ctrl-X and you will be given a boot prompt, I don't know how to get to GRUB boot prompt, I never used it.
 
Old 06-28-2002, 05:57 AM   #3
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LILO, but ctrl-x doesn't work
 
Old 07-04-2002, 05:30 PM   #4
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During install you created a boot flop ? if so try
booting from that.
At least this must be a booting issue, check also
your bios settings maybe (if you installed it by booting
the install cdrom) its, for some odd reason, still checking
for a bootable medium there. But then again there should
be an error on you screen.
I think your lilo or mbr is somehow corrupted
If you aint got a bootflop you have the use the install
cd again, for it has a rescue option during the first boot stage.
Don't know exactly the use of rescue will try some things out for ya
if you still need that
 
Old 07-04-2002, 11:16 PM   #5
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whoa guys wait...before he dives into the bios, try the virtual consoles. When the screen is blank try Ctrl+Alt+F1 through F6 to get a console
 
Old 07-04-2002, 11:42 PM   #6
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i guess it's resolution mismatch..

try ctrl-alt-+/-
when the black screen comes up
+,- should be ones on keypads
 
  


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