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Old 12-02-2005, 01:11 PM   #1
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System crashes when i close X11


when i shut down X11 on my sysetem no mater how i do it, 9by chosing quit form my window manager or by hitting ctrl+alt+backspace)
i just get a blank screen and no reponsiveness (no keys will do anything, i cnat even flash the num lock light on and off)

anone got any ideas on how to cure this as to halt my machine normally i need comand line acsess without X
 
Old 12-02-2005, 01:30 PM   #2
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are you booting to command line.......init:3: OR
booting to GUI.........init:4:

???
 
Old 12-02-2005, 01:40 PM   #3
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booting to command line
with lilo (thoiugh i get a colour tux in teh corner of teh screen which i though init 3 was incapable of)

then using startx to start my windowe manager
(currently xfce though i have only started using taht today)
 
Old 12-02-2005, 02:19 PM   #4
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What is your video card model ? a nvidia one ?
 
Old 12-02-2005, 02:25 PM   #5
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not sure... how do i find out?
 
Old 12-02-2005, 02:29 PM   #6
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/sbin/lspci | grep -i vga

Maybe the simplest way is to set vga=normal in /etc/lilo.conf
and run lilo to take the change in account, then reboot
(you loose the penguin but display is faster)
 
Old 12-02-2005, 02:40 PM   #7
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bash-3.00$ /sbin/lspci | grep -i vga
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Rendition Verite V2000/V2100/V2200 (rev 06)
bash-3.00$
 
Old 12-02-2005, 02:46 PM   #8
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You could try the X rendition driver, in /etc/X11/xorg.conf,
look for something similar to :
Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "My Video Card"
    Driver      "vesa"
...
and change 'vesa' to 'rendition', then restart X to see
 
Old 12-02-2005, 02:53 PM   #9
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i modified lilo0.conf and i still have that dratted tux in the corner
(i want rid!)
 
Old 12-02-2005, 02:55 PM   #10
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Did you run /sbin/lilo and reboot after the change ?
 
Old 12-02-2005, 02:56 PM   #11
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nope...
halfway through boot now i get this

verifing DMI pool data:
99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 aboutr 100 times!
GRRR

am trying a boot with a bootdisk to change it back!
 
Old 12-02-2005, 02:58 PM   #12
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yep and it said...
adding linux*
 
Old 12-02-2005, 03:02 PM   #13
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Maybe there is an error in your lilo.conf, could you post it here ?
 
Old 12-02-2005, 03:03 PM   #14
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i will try changinmg it back and see if that works
 
Old 12-02-2005, 03:03 PM   #15
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ok will doo
as soon as this slow bootdisk gets teh system going
 
  


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