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  1. freaked out...X issue?

    just yesterday I was rolling in the joy FC2 has brought me, and today
    it was different. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, X could not be
    initiallized, it came up as a blank screen. Windows doesn't work
    because recently I "took some of it's precious, (unnessicary) space and
    files." Any ideas on what this might be? Knoppix works fine though.
    THanks ahead,
    poly-p man


  2. Re: freaked out...X issue?

    -! m@ wrote:
    > just yesterday I was rolling in the joy FC2 has brought me, and today
    > it was different. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, X could not be
    > initiallized, it came up as a blank screen. Windows doesn't work
    > because recently I "took some of it's precious, (unnessicary) space and
    > files." Any ideas on what this might be? Knoppix works fine though.
    > THanks ahead,
    > poly-p man
    >


    We have many ideas. Try this one for example: switch to a console
    (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and type:
    less /var/log/XFree86.0.log
    and look for lines starting with (EE)

    And next time something doesn't work as expected, check the files in
    /var/log - they usually tell you what's wrong.

    Mihai

  3. Re: freaked out...X issue?

    I had a similar problem regarding X during my switch to FC3. Here is
    what I did to get it working

    a) go to runlevel 3
    b) run system-config-display --reconfigure
    --set-resolution=your_resolution
    c) restart or go to runlevel 5

    I guess the config files had to be recreated...


  4. Re: freaked out...X issue?

    Spake -! m@:
    > Knoppix works fine though.


    I know very little about Fedora Core, so I can't help there.

    I *can* tell you that KNOPPIX can be installed onto your hard disk;
    before Ubuntu came out it was considered the easiest way to install
    Debian on an ix86 box.

    The exact procedure for installing KNOPPIX changed a while back. If
    you're interested, tell me what version you are using and I'll explain
    how to install it.

    --
    Trent Buck, Student Errant
    I went on a 30-day diet... I lost 30 days.

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