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Old 07-22-2008, 01:33 PM   #1
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Red Hat 5 Black Screen for about 5 minutes on 'startx'

I have a dell power edge 2850 server. This is one of several in our rack. For some reason, the system hangs when I 'startx', but eventually the screen will come up after about 5 minutes. It first comes up as just a black screen, and then a black screen with the menu bar, and finally, the desktop appears. All the settings are at default, which work on a couple other identical servers.

I don't even know how to troubleshoot this problem, any help at all is greatly appreciated.

I did a search on the forums and couldn't find anything relevant. Sorry if this is post is too vague but I have no idea what other information to include.


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I have the radeon rv100 qy, which comes default with this server.
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i have also faced the same problem, i m looking for the solution too, but it happens rarely.
Old 07-30-2008, 10:57 AM   #4
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I've had the same issue with my server. I had to blow it all away and try another set of discs to see if my install went well or not. Go figure.. it was the disc. Probably didn't install a file properly.

Also you may want to check up on any vid card settings and also look into the GNOME stuff during the installation.


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