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Old 05-27-2003, 01:30 PM   #1
trumpetgirl
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KDE Command Line


HELP!!!!!

I did a stupid thing and changed my bootloader and now I can only boot into linux by the Linux-nonfb. And it won't boot into kde. Does any one know the KDE command line so I can get back into linux.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 01:39 PM   #2
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Take a look at the kernel command line and making sure it ends in " 5" no quotes remove other numbers between 1 & 6 that are stuck on the end and the word single if it exists.

Post your config file if you have problems.

Remember to make a backup first!
 
Old 05-27-2003, 02:06 PM   #3
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ok, i logged on, however, it comes up with a bash line. Now what do i put?
 
Old 05-27-2003, 02:10 PM   #4
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try logging on as root and then typing:
startx

if not, then you might need to edit your runlevel back to 5
 
Old 05-27-2003, 02:15 PM   #5
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and how would i do that?
 
Old 05-27-2003, 02:46 PM   #6
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While logged in as root, use a text editor (Kedit, Kate, etc..) and open the file /etc/inittab

It should have a section that looks something like this:

__________

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:3:initdefault:
__________

Where it says id:3 at the bottom, change the 3 to a 5 and save the changes.

Next time you reboot it should go into graphical mode.

HTH
 
Old 05-27-2003, 06:06 PM   #7
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ok i think i've found the problem.

I think that somehow i've corrupted lilo itself and I need to reinstall it. Is there a way I can do this?

Also, i noticed when it first is booting up that at the very top is says

modprobe:modprobe can't locate fb0. What does this mean?
 
Old 05-27-2003, 08:12 PM   #8
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OK, you're going to like this one....

To rewrite LILO to the MBR:

as root, run the command:

/sbin/lilo

Sorry, but I don't know what the modprobe error refers to. I get the same thing at the end of my Slackware boot and it doesn't seem to affect anything. Most of the modprobe errors I get are due to the sound modules failing. I don't care about the sound on most boxes, so I've never worried about it.

Good luck with LILO.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 09:30 AM   #9
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trumpetgirl------

I did some looking around and as for modprobe:modprobe can't locate fb0 error it sounds like your video card might be acting up i am not totally sure if it is that seeing how fb0 is a frame buffer device. Let me know if the problem continues
 
Old 05-28-2003, 11:34 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the advice! However, I think I did some insurrmountable error and I will eventually have to reinstall linux. Bummer. Question now, do I stay with mandrake 9.0 or should i got with 9.1? Any advice.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 11:38 AM   #11
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there are differences between 9.0 and 9.1, namely the rpm package management installer (i dun really like the 9.1 one myself) and, 9.1 now uses kde 3.1 vs 3.0 in 9.0, (which is a big diference in itself)

check it out if u have time, does worth the download IMO
 
  


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