FC2 AMD64 install error!
ram.kumar at induslogic.com
Tue Aug 31 08:29:27 UTC 2004
Many thanks Peter,
This looks like a great set of details for beginner like me!
I will check this today & post the feedback
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> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Peter
> Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 3:25 PM
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> Subject: Re: FC2 AMD64 install error!
> Am Di, den 31.08.2004 schrieb Ram Kumar um 8:49:
> > - When installing it does not initialize the X window system
> > - I tried installing in text mode, then switching to X
> Windows, but it
> > fails
> > - When at text login prompt, it keeps refreshing the display in an
> > attempt to start X Windows system
> To avoid the flashing you may do the following:
> After turning on your machine at the first screen you see
> grub and a list of operating systems, in your case may be
> just on: Fedora. Move the selection bar to the Fedora line and press
> Now you can edit the startup parameters. Add the letter
> to the end of the line. Your system will startup in single
> user mode, which is a traditional text mode console.
> You may edit the file /etc/inittab and change the line
> id:5:initdefault: into id:3:initdefault:
> So the normal startup procedure will not start the xwindow
> system but just a text console login.
> Now you can try to fix the xwindow system without flickering.
> You can try to start xwindows by the command
> > - Gives some error related to VESA driver & says 'unable
> to start X
> > Windows system'
> > - I installed my last copy of RedHat 9, which works
> beautifully on the
> > same system
> > - Checked the settings from this install for VESA driver, monitor
> > type, display frequency, etc... & applied to FC2 x86 64,
> but it still
> > does not start X Windows
> As a first step you may try to automatically configure your
> graphics subsystem by
> system-config-display --reconfig
> It is a second try, maybe there went something wrong during
> installation. You can test your effort by the comand
> It it doesn't help, you should inspect the xwindow log file using less
> less /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> or may be additionally
> less /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old
> for error messages. Usually you get a clue what to change.
> Otherwise post it here together with information about your
> graphics hardware.
> Additionally you may compare the xwindows configuration files
> of your Fedora system and your RedHat system.
> less /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> Red Hat
> less /etc/X11/XF86config
> (the Red Hat file name my be a little bit different, I just
> can't remember exactly, but you will recognise it).
> Good luck
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