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Re: f10dvd installs but won't boot



On Thu, 2009-05-07 at 19:40 -0700, jackson byers wrote:
> Craig responded:
> 
> boot F10 in runlevel 3
> login as root
> yum update mkinitrd
> yum update
> yum install system-config-display
> system-config-display --reconfig
> 
> If you do all that, can run 'startx' and be happy, I suppose you are
> good.
> 
> Craig
> --------------------------------
> jbyers:
> all went ok except last,
> system-config-display --reconfig
>  which fails with
> 
> Couldn't start X server on card 0
> Error, failed to start X server.
> 
> tried it twice
>  once still using old kernel
>  once using new kernel
> 
> same result on both
> 
> the stanza does work now without scsimodescan
> 
> ie here is the new stanza, with new kernel,
> as modified by me to remove scsimodscan
> title Fedora (2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.i686) noscsimodescn
>         root (hd0,0)
>         kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.i686 ro root=UUID=449a78aa-
> d4d5-4e91-bf9c-5833d7218c8f  3
>         initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.i686.img
> 
> this again allows booting to level 3
> so Craig's  update method has cured that problem.
> 
> I also did
> useradd byers
> passwd byers
> 
> and
> yum install emacs
> so at least i have a text editor i understand.
> 
> Any ideas on the failing X server?
> 
----
not really but /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /var/log/Xorg.setup.log should be
able to tell you/us what the problem is. If you do post the Xorg.0.log
to the list, you might want to also include output of 'lspci -v' too

Craig


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