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Old 09-13-2008, 02:25 AM   #1
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Exclamation rhel5 booting problem

hi this is surya,iam using compaq presario v6000 series laptop . recenlty i was installed rhel5 in that when it booting it was hanging and for some times it was booting properly.for some time after loding all the required service s a white screen was coming .. basically what will be the problem .. plese tell me anybody..
Old 09-13-2008, 08:57 PM   #2
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Not a lot of information to go on in your post. The white screen after booting sounds like X and/or the desktop login manager is not starting up correctly. If you hit CTRL+ALT+F1 do you get a text login prompt? If so login as root and type "init 3" (no quotes_ to stop the graphical environment (this command brings the system down to runlevel 3 which does not start the graphical login manager). Then logout as root login as your regular user (you did create an unprivileged user account, right?). Then type "startx" (again, no quotes) and see if the desktop starts up normally.

If the boot is hanging in other places, please give us the last message printed on the screen before the hang.
Old 09-15-2008, 03:22 AM   #3
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rhel5 booting problem

when trying to boot into graphicalmode it was hanging and unable to do anything.even unable to go text mode.
completely it was going to hang.some times it is booting properly..and wen we try to boot into runlevel3 it is working properly..

one more thing when we install rhel4 it is working properly except tochpad mouce(not working).
iam unable to find out what is the reaon why it is happening like this..


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