folke.lemaitre at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 14:54:11 UTC 2004
remove rhgb from boot parameters and add single
This will boot you in single user mode (no X)
Here you can update your machine to get latest Xorg which should be
On Tue, 2 Nov 2004 14:42:56 +0000, achoens at frontiernet.net
<achoens at frontiernet.net> wrote:
> Ok, here's a question for all you gurus out there. I have a problem,
> and I know how to fix it, but I can't get to a point where I can fix
> it. I got frustrated, and decided to beg for help.
> I used yum to update a FC3 T2 system to a T3 system. All went well
> enough I thought. I noticed that I had installed a new kernel, so I
> decided to reboot to see how it worked. Well, the upgrade has trashed
> X. I thought, no problem, I'll just disable rhgb, and boot, X will go
> a little crazy, but I'll go to tty2 and roll back X, and then ask here
> why the new X messed me up.
> So, I boot to GRUB and remove rhgb from the kernel arguments. But, rhgb
> is still used, and everytime it screws up. By the time the system is
> booted, X is respanwing like crazy and you can't log in even at
> non-graphical screen. I go to tty2 and type in root and it blinks and
> it asks me for my login again. No opportunity to enter my password.
> So, from the grub screen how can I disable rhgb and boot to 3 instead of
> 5? I've thought about using the rescue cd to edit my grub.conf file,
> but I don't understand why editing the kernel args at boot doesn't
> I would appreciate any ideas on how I can eliminate X from my boot
> sequence long enough to roll-back X.
> BTW: does anyone have any idea why X.org 6.8.1-12 trashed my
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