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Old 05-26-2004, 10:21 PM   #16
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Ok, so with that in mind, where do I go from here?
Old 05-26-2004, 10:27 PM   #17
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When logging in I get as far as loading system services thats when the splash screen disapears and the system hangs
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try this. When you get to the splash screen and it seems to hang, press ctrl-alt-F1. Unless the system colpletely dead, you'll get to a text login screen. Type in your username and password and login.

Then use the command
you will be asked for the root password. Supply it. Now you are root.
Then do
init 3

this shuts down X (the graphical stuff). Now issue the command

this gets you back to be a normal user. Then do

This attempts to startup the gui and you should see the splashscreen. You can switch back to the text screen by pressing ctrl-alt-F1. Hopefully, there are some error messages. If there are, post them here. You can switch to the graphical screen by pressing ctrl-alt-F7.
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I just upgraded to 10.0 and that seems to have solved this issue. Thanks to all for the help, I am sure I will be back with other questions.


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