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Old 07-17-2004, 02:53 PM   #1
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Exclamation after installing USB CD-RW drive linux Xserver is not working


I Tried to install an external USB CD-RW drive on Mandrake 9.2.
Once I did this, the X11 display server stopped working. Now
when I boot the machine, I am getting a black screen with a login prompt.

Can someone point me in the right direction to begin fixing this. Did
an etc file get corrupted or something? Any help is appreciated.

thanks
 
Old 07-18-2004, 04:51 AM   #2
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are you getting just a text login? if so, your init level got changed, edit /etc/inittab as root and switch it to 4 (it may be different on mandrake, so read the through it)
 
Old 07-18-2004, 10:04 PM   #3
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Init level was changed

Hi,
Yes, I was getting a text login. The init level was changed to 0. The default init level for Mandrake is 5. This should work. Your help is much appreciated. Thanks
 
  


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