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Old 11-02-2005, 01:18 PM   #1
Scoobsky
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Fedora Core 2 wont restart


hi all,
Im using Fedora Core 2... beenrunning happily for weeks but today I had to reboot but it now wont restart.
When I restart it, it goes passed the first screen where it loads bzimage, gives me the welcome to fedora message, but then it stops when loading the GUI that starts all the services... it usually displays a Pretty PC picture and starts all the services one after the others, but not it just stops before getting to display that screen, all I get is a mouse pointer (which I can move around the screen but it doesnt actually display the page that start the services.

In case it helps, all I did was install xinelib in order to instal kaffeine... but I cant see how that would prevent fedora from restarting.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I really dont feel like re-install the whole damn file and setting everything up again.

Ive got the DVD to boot from in rescue mode, so I can chroot /mnt/sysimage... but Im stuck after that as I dont really where to start.

I did check /var/log/boot.log.... and it shows that all the services have started successfully even though it did't display the usual screen where it lists all services and puts ok next to them at startup... so it's like it's still doing stuff in the background but not displaying anything.
doing a cat on DMESG doesn't show anything wrong either... so Im at loss.

Please give me something to start with :-)

Cheers,
M.
 
Old 11-02-2005, 04:22 PM   #2
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I believe that fedora possesses a repair option on the first cd but never had to use it. So, I'm not very much help there.
 
Old 11-02-2005, 04:28 PM   #3
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thank you for your answer and input though :-)

do you mean the rescue mode?

that's where I got to.. but then I dont really know where to gto from there... another memeber made a suggestion.. so I'll trythat as soon as I can reboot... then we will see :-)
if I do find the answer and a solution.. I'll post it onhere for future ref in case someone else has a similar prob

M.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 08:03 AM   #4
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ok... I know what the problem is... now I need help ficing it :-)

I rebooted by taking rhgb qiet out of grub.. so now that it;s all in text mode.. it boots just fine to the login prompt.

When I try and load startx, it complains saying:
FATAL: Module agpgart not found
[drm]: failed to load krenel module "agpgart"
/usr/bin/gnome-session: error while laoding shared libraries: /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0: undefined symbol: g_get_application_name

doing a modprobe agpgart doesnt help as it doesn't find it.
if I do a chkconfig --level 12345 agpgart on, it says error reading information on service agpgart: No such file or directory.

alll I was trying was to install kaffein and amark, so I guess one of the dependancies files I installed (glib, etc) probably screwed X up.

how do I fix this please? I googled it but all I seem to find a b out the agpgart problem is specific to people trying to install specific video cards... where I know it works with mine cos all was fine till I tried to install kaff.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
M.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 09:13 AM   #5
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If you post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, perhaps someone could suggest a fix.

For a quick fix, look to see if the install created a backup of xorg.conf (it usually does so), and mv the backup to the working conf file. (The backup should be in /etc/X11. Just ls to find it, if there is one.)

P.S.: FC2 is no longer supported. Consider upgradig to FC4 -- it's usually quite painless.

Last edited by PTrenholme; 11-03-2005 at 09:16 AM.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 10:49 AM   #6
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hi ya,

thanks for the reply....
I looked but don;t seem to find a backup file for it.. what would it be called?

this is my xorg.conf:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "S/M 770TFT"
DisplaySize 340 270
HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 85.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "r128"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Rage 128"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection


~~~~~~~~~~
Hopefully someone who knows what they're talking about (unlike me!) can see something obvious
 
Old 11-03-2005, 12:26 PM   #7
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OK, here's another thought: See if you can get X to work with just a standard VGA driver. (I.e, change your driver specification to "vga," like this:
Code:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "vga"
#Driver "r128"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Rage 128"
EndSection
You'll lose a lot of functionality, but then you can experiment with other changes. (E.g, commenting out the "glx" and/or "dri" in the "Load" section. Actually, you may need to do that to get the "vga" driver to work.)

Or, start by commenting out the "glx" and "dri" load lines and see if X will start then.

The point here is to try to localize the problem driver, and to then replace it with a working one.

Another thought: Have you looked through /var/log/Xorg.0.log for any "EE" lines:
Code:
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
to see if that suggests anything?
 
Old 11-03-2005, 12:39 PM   #8
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Just noticed this in another thread:
Quote:
Managed to find a temprorary solution to the problem on another forum.

By running :

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

and then chosing the vesa driver over the ati one now I am able to boot into Ubuntu and use it as normal.

I haven't been able to find a way of installing the correct ati drivers though, which could get annoying.

Is it advisable to use the vesa driver? I have heard it is unaccelerated.
You might give it a try, too.
 
  


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