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Old 08-21-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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Question the login screen keeps flashing?

im using rhel 5 and my x screen is flashing... nothing is displaying in it and im getting only single user mode.. i checked /var/log/messages and i got the error 'gdm_slave_xioerror_handler:Fatal X error-Restarting :0 '. i tried startx manually but it didnt worked...........please help me to solve the issue
Old 08-22-2010, 03:27 PM   #2
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Read through /var/log/Xorg.0.log and look for lines beginning with (EE).These are errors. You'll have to fix them before X will start. If you don't know how to do so then please post here and hopefully someone willbe able to help you.
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i checked the log /var/log/Xorg.0.log...but i cant find any lines starting with (EE)..hope anyone will help me to solve it..
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First thing I would do is install the latest drivers for your card. I don't know why but whenever I have problem relating to graphics, 90% of the time, updated drivers seem to fix the problem.





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