[clug] Startup problem
sunpower at pobox.com
Sun Apr 11 00:26:20 GMT 2004
I am fairly new to Linux, so please be gentle.
I have a Redhat 7.2 system, running RAID1, which has developed a problem
on startup. I have it set to go straight to a graphical login screen
and all has been fine until the other night. It started up OK until it
came to the step where it showed the text login , which is usually
followed immediately by the graphical login screen, but it produced and
continues to produce, a screen which is totally unreadable. I cannot
even guess what is what. I have tried another monitor, known to be good
and with a higher spec than my normal monitor to no avail. I have also
tried a different video card, also to no avail. I cannot Ctrl C out of
the situation; the system appears to be totally hung; not even pressing
the reset button does any good. Only a power down is of any use.
How might I get to a text login so that I might get at the startup
files. I am not sure which files I should be looking for or where they
are (rc? files I guess).
Any clues (or even absolute directions) would be a great help.
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