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jrbishop79
post Jan 7 2003, 10:50 AM
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I'm using RH 7.3 and when I boot Linux I cannot see the screen that says "mounting this and satrting up that". I do get to a login screen and everything works fine, but I can't see the screens at startup. Any ideas?
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chrisw
post Jan 7 2003, 10:54 AM
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do you boot up straight to the graphical environment?
if so i think you wont see all that during boot up

if not ...something is seriously wrong


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post Jan 7 2003, 10:57 AM
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I do boot into X, but the thing is I used to see those screens, and I can see those screens during shutdown/reboot. and reinstalling doesn't help., I even put in a new hard drive and that didn't do anything.
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post Jan 7 2003, 10:59 AM
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did you see those things before when you were booting straight into X, then it suddenly stopped showing up?


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post Jan 7 2003, 11:02 AM
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yeah... actually it started happening after my power supply blew up. I came home from school one day and found that my computer wouldn't turn on. I bought a new power supply and found that those "ok" screens were no longer visible.
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post Jan 7 2003, 11:15 AM
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ummm...wow
have to think on that one


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post Jan 7 2003, 12:13 PM
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well, it is something that I can live with, provided I never have to boot into runlevel 3 or something like that.
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post Jan 7 2003, 12:57 PM
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just for what its worth...
change the run level to 3 and see if you all the stuff shows up


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post Jan 7 2003, 03:38 PM
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well, I'm sort of wary about doing that... the last time I tried, I couldn't see anything, and the only way I could get back to the GUI was to reinstall Linux. If theres a way around that, then I'll try it.
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post Jan 7 2003, 04:52 PM
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you should be able to see something....least when it gets done booting
you would see a login prompt that way you can log in....

you can change the run level in the /etc/inittab file
change the 3 back to a 5 and then you would
be able to boot back to graphical


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post Jan 7 2003, 05:08 PM
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I tried that, and I saw nothing... no login screen, nothing. I logged in blindly (whew) and ran startx and here I am.
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post Jan 7 2003, 05:31 PM
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have you tried re-installing....i know...i hate mentioning it...to see what happens?


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post Jan 7 2003, 06:40 PM
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I tried reinstalling it after it first happened, and that didn't work. I got a new hard drive for Chrsitmas and installed it on that hard drive only to find out that it wasn't the hard drive. Now I'm just wondering if it isn't a BIOS thing
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post Jan 8 2003, 10:09 AM
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Well, if you're just testing a different runlevel, then there really isn't a need to edit your /etc/inittab.

Anyways, have you checked the output of dmesg (/var/log/dmesg) to see if all the boot information was logged? As well, try switching to console (Ctrl-Alt-F1), loggin in as root, and typing 'init 1', after it switches to runlevel 1, try switching to runlevel 3 with "init 3" and see if you see output on the screen. Redhat may have some screwy option somewhere to turn off the output on booting, I really don't know.


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