Can't start DVD iso installation...

Johnny Ernst Nielsen j_e_n_pub at yahoo.dk
Tue Nov 7 09:31:00 GMT 2006


Mandag 06 november 2006 01:07 kvad D. Michael McIntyre:
> On Sunday 05 November 2006 6:03 pm, Kaj Haulrich wrote:
> > You could try to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf but save a copy of it
> > first : for example :xorg.conf.original.  If you read the file,
> > there's a hint :
>
> There's some chance he could do this from the DVD, if he can
> Ctrl+Alt+F1 and if there's enough there to log into a useful shell
> (instead of busybox). From there try to
>
> /etc/init.d/kdm stop
>
> to keep the X server from respawning (the blue black blue black
> blue) and then try to edit the conf file.

Thank you Mr. McIntyre.

I have now tried Ctrl+Alt+F1 during the useless X cycle.
For some odd reason simply going to a console like this stops the X 
cycling and makes the boot continue to the live desktop.

I have not tried to log into the console shell, since Ctrl+Alt+F1 
alone did made the boot continue.

Unfortunately I still have no working Edgy.

I can indeed install now, but I can not log into the installed KDE 
desktop.

KDM takes my user name and password, and then it just returns me to 
KDM again.

I have tried Ctrl+Alt+F1, stopping KDM, reconfiguring xserver with the 
correct video drivers, screen resolutions, etc., starting KDM.

No luck.

Any ideas?

Or do I really have to deem Edgy 100% useless?

Best regards

Johnny :o)



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