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Ska-T 02-04-2004 09:58 PM

Missing Graphical Boot Screen
Hi All
I am new to the forum so bear with me. I installed Fedora over Redhat 8.0. The install went fine except I dont get the cool graphical screen when boot switches to runlevel 5. IS there a config file I can edit to make this happen?

ranger_nemo 02-05-2004 12:43 PM

You need to add an item to your GRUB entry...

title Fedora Core (2.4.22-1.2149.nptl)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2149.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
        initrd /initrd-2.4.22-1.2149.nptl.img

Make sure you have the "rhgb" on the kernel line. Should do it.

<< EDIT >>

Should have mentioned, it's in your /boot/grub/grub.conf file.

hecresper 02-05-2004 12:59 PM

Interesting, my grub.conf is in /etc/grub.conf. :confused:

krdp 02-05-2004 02:26 PM

yup that's ok. Mine is in /etc too so I supspect this is the place it's suppose to be.

ranger_nemo 02-05-2004 03:03 PM

The entry in /etc is a link to /boot/grub/grub.conf .

madkiss 02-05-2004 07:27 PM

i'm using fc 1. when i installed the newest driver for nvidia geforce 2, my rhgb doesn't display anymore. all I see are flickers on the screen. pls advice what to do.

benjithegreat98 02-06-2004 11:31 AM

When you installed the drivers, did you edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file, like the directions said?

Ska-T 02-06-2004 11:00 PM

Hey Nemo, thanks. Adding the rhgb tag worked!

madkiss 02-09-2004 05:53 PM


i did edit /etc/X11/XF86Config as instructed. i have a good video except for the rhgb. the flickers on screen happen only when the rhgb is supposed to show up. after it, a nice login screen appears. shows only that the rhgb is not working yet the video is. please advice...

benjithegreat98 02-09-2004 10:38 PM

The only other thing I know to do is to see if these lines are in your /etc/init.d/funtions script. Past that I don't know.


# Inform the graphical boot of our current state
update_boot_stage() {
  if [ "$GRAPHICAL" = "yes" -a -x /usr/bin/rhgb-client ]; then
    /usr/bin/rhgb-client --update="$1"
  return 0

edit: You may also check the fedora cd's to see if you can find the rghb rpm (if it exists, I don't know) and reinstall it.

marquinho 03-24-2004 09:25 PM

Same problem here
I'm having a similar problem. I installed the new Xfree86 (4.4) so that I could get my Radeon 9600SE card supported, and I seem to have lost the Fedora graphical boot (which sucks, cuz I really thought it was cool).

I checked to make sure rhgb was added at the end of the line, in both of my grub.conf files (in /etc and /boot/grub). Both files already had rhgb added, so I didn't have to change anything. I also checked to make sure the rhgb package was installed (by installing it again, it said it was already installed), and that the line of code mentioned was in /etc/init.d/funtions (it was). Yet I'm still getting a command-prompt boot process, which goes to a graphical logon once complete. There's got to be some way to get the graphical startup back, isn't there?

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