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Old 12-25-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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unable to login into system

I am a gentoo user recently i transferred my hdd to some other computer just to see what can be done to run it there (they have a totelly different configuration)...
i did somethings on it and it worked but with some errors ..(that is a different story...!!) but when I put my hdd to the original computer (having nvidia 6200 tc intel 3.2 gHz 2gb ddr2 ram intel 945 gnt crt monitor) the gui didn't work as expected I corrected it and sound was also not working to correct i had to recompile(alsa modules) my kernel (genkernel) so i thought that i upgrade my system and install new genkernel and then sound worked fine and then i started upgrading my whole system (xorg-x11 kde-meta gnome) and i upgraded my conf files also (etc-update) but after doing all firstly i couldn't use my gui no startx nothing worked but now the problem has become worse i am unable to even login it says
"this is localhost.(none)(....version of kernel...)

localhost login:root"
after some 20-30 seconds following screen appears
"this is localhost.(none)(...version...)

localhost login:"
I dont know what to do ...please help me
Thanks a lot in advance...
Old 12-25-2006, 11:28 PM   #2
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It's possible that this is an X Windows configuration problem, but considering how many things have changed on your system recently there is no way to be certain. When your computer boots up does it go through the normal boot up sequence and then loop at the message you described? If so, try going to another virtual terminal by pressing the Ctrl + Alt + F1 keys at the same time. If F1 doesn't work, try F2 instead. That should get you to a login prompt. After that you should take a look at your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. There may even be some old ones sitting there to try.

If all of this doesn't work, another option would be going into single user mode. You could also try using rescue mode, I don't remember if Gentoo has that on their install CD or not. If they don't then you can find a Live CD like Knoppix or Damn Small Linux to get in and take a look. Best of luck...


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