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Re: [vox-tech] display mess

Cylar Z wrote:
> Hey all,
> I'm a novice user. I just finished installing Fedora
> Core 4. It went normally and without any problems.
> I SSH'ed into my new server via a local area network,
> ran "setup" from the prompt, and for security reasons,
> proceeded to shut down some system services that I
> believed were not needed.
> Here's the problem. After doing this, and then
> rebooting the server, the display is a "mess." It
> progresses normally through the startup procedures,
> but when it actually gets to the Fedora Core GUI login
> screen, the screen becomes a jumbled mess of color
> without a visible login prompt. The problem only
> appeared after I shut off those extra daemons.
> I can still SSH into the server normally via a WinXP
> box across the LAN. I did so, then went over the
> daemon list several times trying to figure out where I
> went wrong. None of the services listed seems to have
> anything to do with display per se, nor any of the
> GUIs supported by Fedora Core 4.
> Help, please. Any idea what I need to re-enable in
> order to fix this display issue?
> Thanks, Matt

Do you remember the names of the stuff you shut off?

If not, boot into single user mode, and tell us the contents of
/etc/rc5.d (I believe 5 is the Fedora's default runlevel)

If I had to guess without any information, I'd guess that you disabled
something nvidia related.

--Ken Bloom

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