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Old 03-17-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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Fedora Init 3


hi,

I just messed up my graphics card stupidly and now my Fedora 10 installation won't work! It isn't going into the GUI. What I need to do is get in using the CLI and change my graphics card settings back to Vesa entirely using the CLI. Can anyone tell me how to do so?

Thanks
 
Old 03-17-2009, 06:29 PM   #2
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What gfx card do you use? Also try 'system-config-display --reconfig' as root.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 12:05 AM   #3
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hi,

I just messed up my graphics card stupidly and now my Fedora 10 installation won't work! It isn't going into the GUI. What I need to do is get in using the CLI and change my graphics card settings back to Vesa entirely using the CLI. Can anyone tell me how to do so?

Thanks
When you system boot at the grub pront just add '3' to the kernel's command line parameters
 
Old 03-18-2009, 03:21 AM   #4
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I have added init 3 to the end of the line that says 'kernal vmlinux' and when I boot I get a grub error.

By gfx do you mean graphics? My card isn't supported by fedora so I have to tell it that I'm using vesa... But I don't know how to do that.!
 
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I have added init 3 to the end of the line that says 'kernal vmlinux' and when I boot I get a grub error.

By gfx do you mean graphics? My card isn't supported by fedora so I have to tell it that I'm using vesa... But I don't know how to do that.!
Could you try not 'init 3', just '3'
 
Old 03-18-2009, 03:43 AM   #6
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Right I'll try that tonight.
 
Old 03-18-2009, 12:29 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice, I managed to fix the problem.

On a completely unrelated issue; how can I tell this program called kooldock to run as soon as the x server starts?

I have tried adding the path to the end of rc.local but it didn't work. Does anyone know how to do this?
 
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Thanks for the advice, I managed to fix the problem.

On a completely unrelated issue; how can I tell this program called kooldock to run as soon as the x server starts?

I have tried adding the path to the end of rc.local but it didn't work. Does anyone know how to do this?
Try add this program to ~/.xinitrc (man startx)
 
Old 03-18-2009, 03:46 PM   #9
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i don't seem to have such a file... Where exactly is '~/' anyway?

When I do find it what do I do, just link to the .desktop file? The program I want to start is Kooldock and the desktop file is here: /usr/share/applications/kde/kooldock.desktop
 
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i don't seem to have such a file... Where exactly is '~/' anyway?

When I do find it what do I do, just link to the .desktop file? The program I want to start is Kooldock and the desktop file is here: /usr/share/applications/kde/kooldock.desktop
~/ is your home directory. For example, if you log in as a user called 'fred', ~/ is /home/fred.
If you don't have such a file, you could create it. Try typing the following:
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echo kooldock > ~/.xinitrc
chmod +x ~/.xinitrc
Then restart your X eg. by pressing ctrl+alt+backspace and see if the program is running.
 
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Did the job cheers!
 
  


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