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Re: [vox-tech] display mess

Having absolutely _no_ idea as to which service might have caused this,
I would try posting the output of `chkconfig --list` to list which
daemons/applications run at which runlevel.

At runlevel 5 (normal X11), I think Fedora needs gdm (Gnome Display
Manager, or some such) to run the graphical login thingy.  That's one I
think you could check, at least.  You need this even if you run KDE,
b/c I think all X11 login screens use gdm.

But could you please post the output of `chkconfig --list`, and I might
be able to help you out more :)

--best of luck


--- Cylar Z <cylarz@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> I'm a novice user. I just finished installing Fedora
> Core 4. It went normally and without any problems.
> I SSH'ed into my new server via a local area network,
> ran "setup" from the prompt, and for security reasons,
> proceeded to shut down some system services that I
> believed were not needed.
> Here's the problem. After doing this, and then
> rebooting the server, the display is a "mess." It
> progresses normally through the startup procedures,
> but when it actually gets to the Fedora Core GUI login
> screen, the screen becomes a jumbled mess of color
> without a visible login prompt. The problem only
> appeared after I shut off those extra daemons.
> I can still SSH into the server normally via a WinXP
> box across the LAN. I did so, then went over the
> daemon list several times trying to figure out where I
> went wrong. None of the services listed seems to have
> anything to do with display per se, nor any of the
> GUIs supported by Fedora Core 4.
> Help, please. Any idea what I need to re-enable in
> order to fix this display issue?
> Thanks, Matt
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