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RH9 won't boot...Need Imediate help

By me(who else?)
Oct 18, 2004
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  1. After foolishly listening to Nodsu and Diou on the #3dspotlight IRC yesterday, I've managed to kill RH9. I get to the Graphical login screen, but when I attempt to login ( to any type, like Gnome or Failsafe mode), I either get an error message that start <> cannot be found, then I get dumped back to my login screen :blackeye: Sometimes it appears to be doing something, while other times it just says that I wasn't logged in for ten seconds, but it always happens. Unfortunately, a project I have due next week is on that laptop... PLEASE HELP.

    P.S. I'll sell my soul to Phant if necessary :hotbounce
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    what change did you make before this happened? Can you run Xconfigurator again in the console to redetect your graphical hardware and reconfigure?
  3. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 433

    Never mind, in IRC we solved the problem in about 5 minutes... :cool:
    Logging into a text console than logging out fixed it.
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Just out of interest, what was the problem and how did you resolve it?
  5. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 433

    I just couldn't log into a desktop, so I booted into a prompt, then quit and I could log in just fine.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,407   +314

    X-11/graphic login is too risky - - always boot into line mode and then
    start the graphics front-end. This way, you always get something that at least gives you a Linux environment to work in :)
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    The command line is always there no matter what you mode you boot into. Just change the VT by hitting ctrl+alt+F1 to get the command line console #1. X lives under F7 in Linux.
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