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Old 06-30-2006, 06:21 PM   #1
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graphical kernel manager


I've been having problems with the display in one of my disto's. Excitedly I've found modconf and sysvconfig to help manipulate startup and kernel modules. Is there a program that is more graphical and helpful than these to better setup the kernel/bootup.

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Old 06-30-2006, 09:57 PM   #2
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Probably not because most boot up stuff differs from distro to distro so check your distros package repository for anything that might be useful.
 
Old 07-01-2006, 09:18 PM   #3
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What distro are you using?

Sometimes, the text files are easier to manipulate once you figure them out.
 
Old 07-01-2006, 09:32 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Wp2
Is there a program that is more graphical and helpful than these to better setup the kernel/bootup.
Why are people so damn dependant upon GUIs??

Why don't you refer to your distribution's documentation and find out the proper method of doing whatever it is you wish to do. There might be a GUI, but there is every chance you'll have to go "prehistoric" and type some stuff at the command line.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 11:27 PM   #5
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<<What distro are you using?
Sometimes, the text files are easier to manipulate once you figure them out.>>
The one I'm referring to is Mepis - Debian type distro.

<<Why are people so damn dependant upon GUIs?? >>
Actually I tried figuring it out with Vi..looking at several configuration files and inits etc. hoping to adjust the right value so I could get display back. I thought I made a decent effort without success. Asking about a GUI kernel tweaker didn't seem so absurd to me. I had hoped if this existed I could possibly get a better feel from other distros what exactly was going on and then try to install the missing package.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 11:55 PM   #6
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Well, what are the specific problems and erros you're having, so we might be able to point you to the right files? I know it can be daunting when you don't know what does what.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 12:20 AM   #7
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hoping to adjust the right value so I could get display back.
Sounds like a X problem. Try backing up your xorg.conf
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mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
and then run xorgconfig to create a new one.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 02:40 PM   #8
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I was getting module errors with mouse, glx, synaptics, nvidia. All these modules I knew were there. xorgconfig didn't work yet x -configure did manage to create a new xorg.conf file which would load x w/mouse and no wm. I finally was able to resolve this issue with the mepis live cd reinstalling the x configuration. Thank you for all the replies.
 
  


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