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Re: out of range



Tim suggested runlevel 3 and I may have led you down the wrong path on
runlevel 1.

either change the 1 to a 3 in my instructions or if you are already on
the computer, type 'init 3' to switch to runlevel 3. Then try to run
'startx'

Craig

On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 17:39 -0400, barclay982 wrote:
> i just tried you idea and it seemed to work, the append args; but it 
> ended up telling me, after i ran system-config-display --reconfig this 
> message: "no video cards were found on this machine"
> any idea(s)?
> 
> thanks much,
> 
> barclay
> 
> Craig White wrote:
> > On Sun, 2008-10-19 at 18:31 -0400, barclay982 wrote:
> >   
> >> i have not even got the the point of executing xwindows, i only get out 
> >> of the bios, into lilo or the like, how do i get to the xwindows 
> >> settings from lilo?
> >>
> >> barclay
> >>
> >> Test wrote:
> >>     
> >>> i meant checking the settings of your X-windows...
> >>>
> >>> Your X-windows settings are probably set incorrect. (too high a
> >>> resolution for your monitor...)
> >>>
> >>> Don't have the details at hand, do some googling for X-windows and
> >>> resolution settings..
> >>>       
> > ----
> > boot screen where it counts down before it boots is not lilo but rather
> > grub.
> >
> > If you press the letter 'a' in grub, it allows you to 'append' arguments
> > to kernel for booting.
> >
> > If you add the number one (1) to the boot line, press 'Enter' and press
> > 'b', you will then boot with the option 1 which means boot to runlevel 1
> >
> > at that point, try executing the command...
> >
> > system-config-display --reconfig
> >
> > and see if you can configure the display settings appropriately. Once
> > you changed your settings, click OK to save the changes and exit. You
> > can test by running the command 'startx'
> >
> > If all works well, type 'init 5' to get to normal runlevel or just
> > reboot by typing 'shutdown now -r'
> >
> > Craig
> >
> >   
> 


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