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Old 11-17-2005, 03:58 AM   #1
rickon
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PCLinuxOS Boot Up Problem - Help Please


Hi all,

Tried to start up as usual, using PCLinuxOS however this morning did not get the usual blue start up screen with the green circles. Instead I get asked (white on black writing) for my login and password which I know, but dont know what to do next can anyone help please.

Thanks

Rickon
 
Old 11-17-2005, 05:14 AM   #2
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You might get away with just typing: startx but you may need to setup the video with the command: XFdrake
 
Old 11-17-2005, 05:45 AM   #3
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Originally posted by homey
You might get away with just typing: startx but you may need to setup the video with the command: XFdrake
Thanks for the reply, I tried the option you suggested and have now been given the following error message 'Fatal server error could not open default font 'fixed'.

look in wikki http://wiki.x.org

Have tried looking in this wiki but not still not sure what to do.

All help really appreciated.

Rickon
 
Old 11-17-2005, 05:54 AM   #4
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There may be something goofy in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf . In which case, I would back it up with the command: cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
Then, blank the original with the command: >/etc/X11/xorg.conf
Then, run the command: XFdrake to setup the video again.
 
Old 11-17-2005, 07:43 AM   #5
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There may be something goofy in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf . In which case, I would back it up with the command: cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
Then, blank the original with the command: >/etc/X11/xorg.conf
Then, run the command: XFdrake to setup the video again.
Thanks for that all back to normal now, apart from shut down. When shutting down only get to about 75% on shutdown bar then system hangs and you have to just turn off pc.

Thanks again.

Rickon
 
  


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