[svlug] FC-3 installation problem

Awais Ali aali at i2telecom.com
Thu Dec 16 14:22:23 PST 2004


Awais Ali wrote:

> I installed Fedora Core 3 on a Dell Optiplex GX110. Previously Red hat 
> linux 7.2 was running fine on this machine. I had problems with 
> graphical install: Scrolling only moved the top or bottom lines, 
> pop-up windows appeared transparent with only the buttons visible, so 
> I proceeded with text install which went smoothly.
>
> However after login prompt or sometimes even before that the screen 
> goes black with a few vertical lines on it. Ctrl-Alt-F2 does not work. 
> How do I go about fixing this problem.
>
Simple:

1. Boot in single user mode
    how: 
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-7.3-Manual/custom-guide/s1-rescuemode-booting-single.html

2. up2date -uv
3. exit
4. problem gone.

Ali





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