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09-28-2001, 10:26 PM
I had Linux Mandrake 7.2 installed on a multi boot setup with Win98SE & Win2KPro- used System Commander to boot.Worked fine- hadn't used Linux in quite awhile.Decided to install Mandrake 8.0- where 7.2 used to be. Installed ok-I then reboot- it gets to the end of startup "puter name/login"-I don't get a chance to type anything the screen goes blank and the monitor goes into standby mode (power light flashing)- I've started over 3 times- what am I missing? Thank's- Dave
When you installed Version 8 did you do it as an Upgrade/update or full install?
I have found that the install will replace some But Not all of the needed system files.
(Using RH) causing corruption in a few settings. ( Mostly X settings)
Also Under 7.2 did you boot to expert mode or GUI?
I am unable to enter expert mode at boot up because install set default to Gnome
The login screen flashes and Gui starts .(Showing Gui login)
To ERR is HUMAN
To REALLY screw things UP, YOU NEED a COMPUTER !
10-20-2001, 05:50 PM
could it be X is misconfigured?
if so try Ctrl + Alt and one of the function keys F1 - F9 I think
F7 is for X
10-22-2001, 02:16 AM
ur problem is simple ...
ur monitor / video card is not supporting the default X settings ... do the following steps
there will be a file " /etc/inittab " , u will find a line with
change that 5 to 3 ... and reboot ... Now ur system wont go to GUI mode directly , but stop in the konsole only . Login to ROOT and run "Xconfigurator" and try configuring the x settings ...
i got the same problem with my RedHAT linux 7.0 cd , but i donno abt mandrake ... i think my soln works with mandrake
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