Solved: Re: Crazy - Re: [CentOS] Centos 5, X dies, I cry
rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Jun 14 11:33:19 UTC 2007
Well sort of. Looks like I have to hold down <cntrl-Alt-F7> for a
handful or so seconds and there is X. Guess the other times I tried
this I was too impatient.
Some sort of timing problem that I end up in the wrong display....
Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> Bart Schaefer wrote:
>> On 6/13/07, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:
>>> It seems to be a timing problem. And I do not know what else.
>> This sounds similar to something I encountered after first installing
>> CentOS5.0 on my pavilion laptop. See thread "CentOS 5: GDM starts,
>> but console doesn't switch VTs" (which isn't really a thread, as no
>> one replied to me either). It rarely happens now that I've installed
>> all the updates, but does still happen occasionally.
> I will look for it. I am all current on updates other than for BIND
> and OpenOffice (that I want to grab 2.1 from their site, not the 2.0
> update from the repo).
>> Have you tried pressing Alt-F7 after you get the text console prompt?
> Didn't do anything. When I run top, I don't see X. I am pretty sure
> it crashed and burned.
>> I'm also a tad puzzled by why you keep resorting to pulling out the
>> battery. Holding the power button down for 6-10 seconds doesn't get
>> you powered off so that on the next power-on it does a full restart?
>> I've never had to remove a laptop battery except when it needed
>> replacing because it wouldn't hold a charge.
> Not on my HP Compaq NC4010. No matter what I do with the settings, If
> I get wedged, the power button is just a pretty decoration.
>> In your earlier post you said:
>>> > I have tried to mount that drive via a USB connector, but
>>> automount is
>>> > not handling it, and I don't know how to start working out
>>> mounting it
>>> > manually.
>> Does that mean that some part of your CentOS install is on an external
>> USB drive? In my not-very-extensive experience with running CentOS on
>> laptops, suspend and especially hibernate does not work unless all the
>> essential components (/etc, /boot, and so on) are on the internal hard
>> drive. Perhaps that's just a RedHat shortcoming, or perhaps someone
>> else can explain workarounds. (May need a new thread to get anyone's
> No. I did the Centos 5 on a new drive. This way I could make sure
> everything worked before messing with my production environment. I
> was careful to name all the LVM units something different from my 4.5
> drive, but when I put the drive in the USB interface thing, other that
> the drive spinning up, I could not see anything to indicate a USB
> drive available. And I have done the kernel change to support
> multiple drives in a USB device.
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