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Re: kernel 2.4.22-1.2194 clicks monitor

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On Thursday 24 June 2004 19:52, Hongwei Li wrote:

> We have a fc1 linux with kernel 2.4.22-1.2188 and 2.4.22-1.2194 installed.
> The X-window was working well with kernel 2.4.22-1.2188.  This morning, I
> ran up2date to get kernel 2.4.22-1.2194, installation went through without
> error.  However, after reboot, the X-window cannot start.  The monitor
> shows the text-mode login screen, then a sound of clicking, then black,
> then the text-mode login screen, then a sound of clicking, ... endless.  I
> how to set the system starting with a pure text mode, then I can probe a
> new monitor to prevent it from burned.

There is most likely nothing wrong with your monitor.

Some problem with X is causing it to begin to start up, and then exit.  
inittab is set to make X restart on exit.  So you get this repeated change of 
video mode.  Many multisync monitors are using electromechanical relays to 
change mode, hence the click, which is normal.

At grub time on boot, when you get a little list of kernel versions (or just 
one maybe if it is a new install), press the down arrow key a few times to 
make it stop from going on automatically.

press the 'a' key when you are on the kernel you want to boot from.

Add a '3' to the end of the kernel command line and enter to boot.

Now you will come up into init's runlevel 3, which does not try to start X.  
Then you should go examine /var/log/Xorg.0.log and see where your problem is 
really coming from.

- -Andy

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