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Old 08-18-03, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question Splash Screen Looping and Failing

I'm unable to get into X-Windows mode -- when I try to load it through runmode 5 on normal boot up, the NVIDIA splash screen comes up, disappears, flickers black, displays, the spash screen again, flickers, shows the command line prompt, and then repeats.

I can get out of this by logging in during the brief time the command line is shown and using "init 3".

After doing this I reinstalled my NVIDIA driver, but it didn't help. However, I did get a different error message in the log file (before, it was unable to find "nvidiactl" in /dev/ or any valid screens.)

I should note that there was no change that I made to the system at the time this problem arose. I left the house, and when I came back and booted up, this happened.

I'll attach the log and config files below.

I'm running Red Hat 9 on a Pentium 4 system with an NVIDIA GeForce 2.

Any bright ideas?

Thanks very much for your help!

(P.S. What file can I edit so that I boot into runmode 3 instead of 5 by default? Thanks)
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Old 08-18-03, 02:51 PM   #2
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Default Config File

Here is the config file.
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Old 08-18-03, 03:42 PM   #3
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preventing X from failing

starting (or setting up the fontserver might help)

to boot into runlevel 3:

edit /etc/inittab and change initdefault from 3 to 5

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