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Re: [vox-tech] display mess
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Re: [vox-tech] display mess

Cylar Z wrote:

...Here's the problem. After doing this, and then
rebooting the server, the display is a "mess."...
As Ken said, if you post some details about what daemons you are now activating, that would be helpful. His email describes how can find that information out.

Aside from that, you might try booting without fedora's graphical boot sequence. To do that, get into the boot loader menu (by pressing any key when the boot loader says to press any key for the menu). In the menu press 'a' to modify kernel arguments, and delete the words "rhgb" and "quiet" from the kernel command line. Then press enter to boot.

If that works OK for you, then probably what is happenning is that your system is not dying at the login prompt, but at the graphical boot sequence - "rhgb" = "Red Hat Graphical Boot" (this is a common problem with fedora 4 + exotic display hardware).

You should also know about how to get into single user mode so that you can use your machine from the local console. To do that, enter the boot menu as before, press 'a', and add the word "single" to the command-line. Your machine will then boot up into an extremely minimal mode (no graphical whatsits or other things that might crash) and drop you into a shell prompt as the superuser. You can use that to edit files, run setup utilities, fix problems etc. when your machine can't otherwise boot.

From single user mode, you can also enter "exec init 3" to boot up to a text-mode login prompt or "exec init 5" to boot up to a graphical login prompt. These numbers refer to the "runlevel" at which the OS is operating.

Josh Parsons
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1238 Social Sciences and Humanities Bldg.
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