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Re: Arghh! FC2 & other 2.6/2.4 distro installs won't boot



On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 03:38:17PM -0400, allan troi cc rochester edu wrote:
> Thank you Charles. I've been spending most of my time researching
> possible compatibility/driver issues with my sata and other
> controllers. But in booting to run level 3 at your suggestion I can
> do everything I want (for now), so it seems that the fundamental
> problem I am having is with X.  (BTW, the graphical boot loader
> doesn't seem to be an issue. I can boot to multi-user non-graphical
> mode whether rhgb is included in the grub kernel line, omitted or
> set to "quiet.")

Glad you made some progress and narroed things down.

> 
> So it seems I need to bone up on X.org, find the counterpart to
> /etc/X11/XF86Config, 

On upgrades, it's the same; don't know about fresh installs.

> adjust the settings to those suggested for my
> monitor (Planar 1910M, which *is* detected) 

or as root run system-config-xx where xx is something suitable for
X. Try tab completion to get it. (I don't have an FC2 box handy right
now.)

> and then try a graphical boot. 

Or try "startx", which will launch X for you.

> I'll search for pertinent threads but
> if anyone has encountered a similar problem I'd appreciate some
> time-saving advice.

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