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Old 02-27-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
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Unhappy Halt Startup


Newbie so please be patient. Want to start learning more about Linux. Have an old version of Redhat 6.0 that I installed on my laptop (hp pavillion zt1175) but now when it loads it goes stright to Gnome. When I try the password I used for administrator (set during install) it flashes about 10 times and then says wrong password.
Is there a way to halt the gnome from starting up before it gets there?
Does anyone have any suggestions for a video and monitor setting for this laptop?

Many thanks for any help.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:40 PM   #2
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Edit the startup files located in either /etc/init.d or /etc/rc.d [I can't remember which Redhat uses], and specify not to start kdm at startup.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 05:50 PM   #3
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Still wondering

Thanks for the info. Still not sure how to halt startup so that I can edit that line. Is there something I can type at LILO: or press as it is starting up to stop it from entering kdm?

Many thanks.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 04:16 AM   #4
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press Esc on LILO screen, then type linux init 3 (or just init 3) at prompt to start in console mode.
did u set a user and password account other than root (admin) ?
 
Old 02-29-2004, 07:55 AM   #5
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Or you can edit the startup file from within kde - just use any old text editor [nano, pico, vi &c].
 
  


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