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Old 04-14-2003, 06:21 AM   #1
x2000koh
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unable to go to xwindow and login prompt


Hi ! Linux expert,
I am using the following :

RedHad 7.2
Kernal 2.4.19

When I startup the computer. The grub boot loader appear, I select on one of the option then It go fine. The boot process appear with a lot of
............[ok]
............[ok]

After the boot process completed. The console mode appear like

node_A login:

A few minutes it dissapear and everything goes blank (go dark)
If suppose to appear the x-window login screen.

Everything goes dark No X-window login screen. No console login prompt

When I check my /etc/inittab

the id:5:initdefault: is there but it doesn't work.

Appreciate if anyone can help.

What should I do so that the X - window login prompt will appear ? (The console login promt not even appear)

x2000koh

Last edited by x2000koh; 04-14-2003 at 06:30 AM.
 
Old 04-14-2003, 01:48 PM   #2
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check the scripts in /etc/rc.d/rc5.d... these are the shell scripts that will execute when you start your system and it enters runlevel 5... however for now you might like to try changing the line id:5:initdefault to id:3:initdefault... that way you can log into your machine until you figure out what's going wrong.
 
Old 04-14-2003, 01:52 PM   #3
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Has the system hung totally or is it just not loading X? If "Ctrl + Alt + F2" gets a console screen then it is probably just an x configuration problem.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 02:27 AM   #4
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jpbarto and david_ross
Thanks for assistant.

I have edit the /etc/inittab. I changed to id:3:initdefault: now I can see the console login prompt.

node_B login :

Question :
How can I get the X-window up ?
I tried login then type "startx" everything go dark and silence.

Appreciate your help.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 09:10 AM   #5
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sounds like X windows isn't configured right... which would explain why your graphical login is failing. take a look at /var/log/XFree86.0.log (i think that's the name) ... this is XF86's log file... maybe it can help you figure out what is going wrong.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 01:34 PM   #6
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if you just installed this and dont have anything else in there that you dont want to lose, just dnl the rh 9.0 cd's and install that

7.2 had some issues with it in general.

during the install make sure you dont skip the graphical set up and when you choose resolution and color depth, test it, dont just assume its going to work, if it does work, great, otherwise lower the resolution/color depth and test again....rinse and repeat

if you just installed this, theres no reason to hang with it, get the new iso's and go from there, youll end up with less problems in the long run
 
Old 07-15-2003, 11:04 PM   #7
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Now I have my console login promt on my redhat 7.2 nis client. My nis server is on redhat 8. when I type "startx " it bring up the graphical screen display. How can I login as graphical login mode without login at text mode.

Please advise.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 11:12 PM   #8
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as explained above "id:5:initdefault" will do.. you know where to edit right
 
  


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