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Old 02-09-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
digitaldrowning
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FC4 gdm issues


I changed my resolution and I had a lot of problems, im running a hp pavillion zt3280 with ati mobility radeon 9200. I fixed most of the display problems but GDM has been giving me issues, it boots up and displays incorrectly. Then I have to ctrl+alt+backspace and it displays correctly.

Secondly... I deleted gdm and now my system boots up to the point where it starts local service and freezes the laptop, i've tried messing around in the linux rescue but i'm not entirely sure what to do.


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Old 02-09-2006, 02:35 PM   #2
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you might need to change your default run level to be different so that gui is not loaded. and then use command line to download GDM.

you'll need a red hat expert for that. but run level should be at the top of /etc/inittab
 
Old 02-09-2006, 02:42 PM   #3
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theres no way i can access my files to change runlevel though, is it possible to install gdm from linux rescue over ftp?
 
Old 02-09-2006, 02:44 PM   #4
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also i have a gdm rpm on my desktop, i just dont know how i can get it installed, the system will freeze if i boot it up normally
 
Old 02-09-2006, 03:16 PM   #5
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runlevel 3

I got into my system by typing runlevel 3 as a command line option for the kernel!, that makes me happy.. now i've installed gdm again but still getting display issues, gdm starts up and it looks fine for 1 second then it will get pixelated and display incorrectly. any ideas?
 
  


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