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Old 06-17-2005, 02:48 AM   #1
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Redhat 9 No login window


My problem is... I turn on the my computer, Redhat9 goes through all the normal booting processes, and when its done booting and i should have a login screen, I dont...
Ive tried all the Ctrl+Alt F's and no luck, not even a text login.
It doesnt have internet access so I cant putty in until after I login.
I have a knoppix, but i dont know what i should do with it to fix this.
If anyone has any suggestions or somthing I should do, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks a Ton
- Brad
 
Old 06-17-2005, 02:50 AM   #2
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i think i that u are booting in a text runlevel

what do u get after booting process is over

if u get to login prompt then after logging
what do u get when u run

startx

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Old 06-17-2005, 02:55 AM   #3
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Thats pretty much my problem, after the booting process if over, i get a blank screen.
 
Old 06-17-2005, 05:58 AM   #4
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so u have not been able to run redhat 9 even for 1st time?

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Old 06-17-2005, 12:44 PM   #5
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i have logged in many times, but now its not working
 
Old 06-17-2005, 01:17 PM   #6
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try this

when the system starts
after u selct redhat 9 to boot
u get to choose interactive mode
choose that mode by pressing "i"
then u can select what service u want to start and what not to

do not start the service before which ur screen goes blank
and see if this works

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Old 06-17-2005, 04:10 PM   #7
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Ok, i have that option but it doesnt reckognise that im pressing "I" so.. i dont know why thats happening, should i edit commands before booting? If so what? Thanks.
 
Old 06-17-2005, 05:03 PM   #8
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if u should get a message
press I for interactive mode

press 'i' for 4-5 times so that i hit the right mode
then u wil get to interactive mode

i have always gone through this many times
 
Old 06-17-2005, 11:09 PM   #9
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I see what you mean, but still no interactive startup, even if i press "I" like crazy...
I see the text login window for a few seconds but then it goes away?

Last edited by swatward; 06-18-2005 at 12:25 AM.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 03:47 AM   #10
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ok do this

bootup from abother CD or OS
mount ur redhat root partition then
edit the /etc/inittab file and change ur runlevel from "5" to "3"

then u can start in text mode

and after loggin in to text mode
run

startx

and look for error messages

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