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Old 01-15-2008, 04:52 PM   #1
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My linux box will not boot in runlevel 5

I have a linux box from a Network Engineer. He gave me the box to figure out the root password. (He forgot it) I got through that task fairly easily. Now, when I attempt to boot into level 5; I get an out of range display on my monitor. I spoke to said engineer, and he told me that he doesn't know if he configured X11 correctly. Please help. The display is Xorg. The distro is Red Hat Linux ES 4. I have figured it out. The display driver for my lcd monitor needed added. I edited the X11conf file and reconfigured the monitor display. All is well.

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Old 01-15-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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What distro is it? Which display server does it use Xorg or XFree86?
Old 01-15-2008, 05:00 PM   #3
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He might be using a different monitor, perhaps?
Without hardware specs (at least the output of lspci) there's nothing to say.
And, as it has been mentioned already, knowing the name of the distro would also help.
Old 01-15-2008, 05:18 PM   #4
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Seconded, from Uncle_Theodore's post. If you're using a different monitor, then you have to reconfigure X.

P.S. I'm nearly stunned that someone could work as a network engineer, but not know how to restore the root password, with all due respect.


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