[NBLUG/talk] Redhat 9 -> Fedora Core 4 upgrade: xfree86 vs. xorg
sampln at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 17 18:38:23 PDT 2005
On Wednesday 17 August 2005 05:50 pm, Dave Sisley wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 04:07:11PM -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> > If the machine is in the "can't display anything, monitor is going wonky"
> > state, does Ctrl+Alt+F1 switch to a regular text console login screen?
> No - and I think that's weird, since it goes through the boot process
> and is able to display all the stuff fedora shows ([OK], etc.).
Could it be that X is starting up and crashing in an infinite loop? Since X
causes the display to focus on its own virtual terminal when it starts, this
would prevent you from switching to another virtual terminal as per
I seem to remember that the boot scripts for GDM (?) under Debian/Sarge will
stop trying to restart X if it fails more than a certain number of times in a
row, at which point it will display a text-only error screen. Perhaps no
such safeguard exists in your configuration?
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