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[linux-help] Re: CD-ROM boot problems RH7.3

[linux-help] Re: CD-ROM boot problems RH7.3

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Subject: [linux-help] Re: CD-ROM boot problems RH7.3
From: Jeff Vian <jvian10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2002 22:57:32 -0500
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As was mentioned below, the graphical login at boot is set by setting 
the inittab value to 5.

If instead you want a text login and then start an Xwindows session that 
line should be set to 3.
After logging in you can start the Xwindows session with "startx".

If the Xwindows login screen is not working, try setting that line to 3,
then reboot in text mode.  Log in as root and run Xconfigurator.
For most of the newer systems it will detect the card and monitor BUT
in case it does not you should know the card, video memory, and 
resoulution you want, and for the monitor you should know the horiz and 
vert sync rates it supports.
After doing the config it will test the mode and give you an option to 
set it for graphical boot after it finishes.

HOWEVER, I myself ran into a problem when I upgraded to 7.3 in that a 
card that is supposedly supported would NOT work in X. It worked with 
7.2 with no problem but failed to run X after the upgrade to 7.3.

Ivan Trail wrote:
> On Saturday 01 June 2002 06:12 pm, you wrote:
>>Oh, and don't forget the final :
>>For a graphical login, the line in /etc/inittab should read
> The file has the line as you said for a graphical login.  IE runlevel 5. =
>  I=20
> wonder why it doesnt like it.
> Time for a lot of research.....
> Thanks for the suggestion though.
> Ivan
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