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Re: FC2 boot/login problem (continued)



On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 06:43:00AM -0400, Bob Chiodini wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-04-13 at 18:07 -0700, Paul Murtaugh wrote:
> > I turned off the rhgb option and can now see all of the
> > services starting up, without any problems.  I then briefly
> > see a text login prompt (which apparently isn't functional),
> > followed by a dark screen with hourglass, when normally I'd
> > get the graphical login screen.  My only option at this
> > point is to turn off the computer.
> > 
> > Help?!
> > 
> > Thanks
> > -Paul
> > 
> > On 4/13/05, Paul Murtaugh <murtaugh stat oregonstate edu> wrote:
> >                                                                                             
> > > It would get to the 'Welcome to Fedora' screen, and
> > > then go blank with the hourglass -- as you usually see
> > > before the various services get started.  But it would go
> > > no further; every so often the screen would refresh, but
> > > the blank screen with hourglass would re-appear, ad
> > > infinitum.  It doesn't get to the screen with the progress
> > > bar and 'Show details' option, so I have no idea how to
> > > begin debugging this problem.
> >                                                                                             
> > Turn off the rhgb kernel option.
> >                                                                                             
> 
> Some details about the hardware might help get some resolution to the
> problem.
> 
> In the mean time:  Try booting to runlevel 3, by appending a 3 to the
> end of the kernel command line in grub.  The start up process will stop
> at the text login.  Login as root and run startx, hopefully one of the
> many messages that appear may point to some error.  It might help to
> pipe the startx output to a file.
> 
> Is this an integrated graphics adapter.  If so, make sure the memory you
> (and/or X) think is allocated to it really is.
> 
> Bob...
Before trying startx I would use the system-config-display command to
configure your xorg.conf file. What you describe is the classic
"display not properly configured" symptom.
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