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Old 08-12-2004, 11:17 PM   #16
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It should be quite easy to just do e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F<X>
(where X is a number from 1 to 8)
to get to a normal terminal ... from there you can
probably do a init 3 to make sure the current graphical
interface is gone.


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Old 08-12-2004, 11:20 PM   #17
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Ido this once the GUI is loaded? My problem is that my video setting is messed up...all I see is squiggly lines and a HUGE mouse pointer shadow..I can't make anything else out. Just trying to figure out how to change video settings.

I hope I'm not a bother..but if you could PLEASE help me out with that...I'll quit...(Promise)!

(ctrl-alt f<x>) isn't doing anything...I can't seem to do anything in this messed up gui


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Old 08-12-2004, 11:23 PM   #18
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That should be possible when the flickering
is gone ...


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Old 08-12-2004, 11:24 PM   #19
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The flickering isn't going....it looks as it would in windows if you messed with the screen setting. I can't see anything but a half circle and a mouse cursor shadow..NOTHING else...and I don't know how to bypass the gui so that I can go through config to change the video settings to standard vga.

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and Ctrl-Alt-F<any> doesn't do anything?

In that case try a reset, and at the boot-loaders
prompt type "single" after the selected kernel.


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Old 08-12-2004, 11:33 PM   #21
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How to get to CLI from GUI..but...

Ok..here's the situation. I initially had RH 7.3 set up for GUI (GNOME) and was running fine. I made a mouse change that totally hosed my system and would only boot to CLI and said my mouse wouldn't load. In the process of doing this, I messed with my video settings using the config file...now my problem is that my mouse is working and it boots automatically to gui..but the video is messed up (as if you put it on a bad setting in windows settings) and all i can see is squiggly lines and a shadow of the mouse) How can I get back to CLI to change the video settings. CTRL-ALT-F<x> doesn't work (Not sure if this matters, but I am using VMware...virtual machine)

Mind you, I can't see anything in the GUI..just the messed up video and the mouse shadow that moves..but no icons and I am only seeing a corner of the gui.

Thanks,
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(PLEASE keep in mind I'm a newbie..so please explain in a bit of detail)

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
 
Old 08-12-2004, 11:36 PM   #22
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Ok...Sorry..I can get there now...I just can't find a file to run to edit my video. I used to type xf86config and it would take me through this setup...now it says command not found. Do you know what I can use to change video settings?

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Old 08-13-2004, 12:06 AM   #23
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Please see prev post...Hope I havn't overstayed my welcome.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 12:08 AM   #24
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From CLI,

# init 3

to shutdown all X services

# mouseconfig (to setup your mouse)

# Xconfigurator

If memory serves me right, Redhat 7.3 still had it. Alternatively look for redhat-config-<tab>
pick up the one that suggests x configuration.
 
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Thanks..here's the problem now though. I was able, with help, to get the mouse set up, but in the process I messed up my video settings. I can get (through grub and putting single) to get to a cli, but when I try typing xf86config now, it cannot find it. Do you know how I can change my video settings in CLI...my video is all jarbled and fuzzy..can't see anything.

Thanks,
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Old 08-13-2004, 12:11 AM   #26
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what init puts it back to gui?
 
Old 08-13-2004, 12:14 AM   #27
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You can use startx to check whether X is functional. if things go well

# init 5.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 12:17 AM   #28
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Here's my question though..i can get into cli by typing "single" after the grub boot loader? But when I do that, I can no longer use xf86config to change video settings....my gui continues to be messed up and I don't know how to change video settings.

-Rob

MAN..wish i knew about mouseconfig a day ago.

Is there something similar to that for video settings from cli? I can't get to xf86config anymore

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Old 08-13-2004, 12:27 AM   #29
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Try Xconfigurator if that is missing look for redhat-config-xfree86. I am not sure whether it is redhat-config-xfree86 . Do a redhat-config-<tab> This will bringup a list of all the config utilities. Pick up the one that ls closest to xfree
 
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Are you logged in as root?
What does echo $PATH give you, is
/usr/X11/bin included?


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