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Old 03-29-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
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My screen goes black after typing startx


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Just installed CentOS 5.5 in text mode because the GUI mode keeps hanging midway installation. The text mode installation worked sucessfully but when the installation finished and rebooted the system i got the localhost login thing which i typed root and provided my password,logged in successfully but then the cursor was just blinking waiting for the next command, i then typed startx but immidiately the screen goes blank and hangs. I guess the problem has to do with vga but i'm newbie and don't knw what next to do.
 
Old 03-29-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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47 views with no reply? hmm
 
Old 03-29-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
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Hello there,

Just installed CentOS 5.5 in text mode because the GUI mode keeps hanging midway installation. The text mode installation worked sucessfully but when the installation finished and rebooted the system i got the localhost login thing which i typed root and provided my password,logged in successfully but then the cursor was just blinking waiting for the next command, i then typed startx but immidiately the screen goes blank and hangs. I guess the problem has to do with vga but i'm newbie and don't knw what next to do.
 
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