General :: Way Can Force To Boot Into Console Mode Before It Starts Xserver?
Oct 13, 2010
During startup (suse linux old distro) LILO immediately after stratup procedure I can see login for about 1 sec and then Xserver starts. I'm unable to kill it with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace or Ctrl+F1..So the question is: is there any way I can force linux to boot into console mode before it starts xserver? (I'm unable to modify any files since I cannot reach the consol mode)?Is there any shortcut ky I need to press during boot in order to prevent GUI from starting?
I run a number of Ubuntu 9.10 boxes attached to multiple daisy-chained KVMs. None of the PCs are using any GUIs - they all run in console mode. I often reboot them remotely via an SSH session, etc. If a monitor isn't actually active on the PC when it reboots, Grub2 uses a low-res video mode, despite having a higher-res video mode set correctly in Grub2's configuration. If I reboot WHILE THE MONITOR is attached to the Ubuntu PC via the KVM, the video mode is set correctly as configured in Grub2's config files. If I reboot WITH NO MONITOR attached, the video mode is ignored and I'm stuck in a low-res mode next time I attach to the PC via the KVM. How can I force Grub2 to honor the configured graphics setting, despite not having a monitor present at the time it boots?
I'm trying to run ubuntu 11.04 (64-bit) on my hp pavilion tx2100ed but it won't boot. After the grub bootscreen it goes black and doesn't react to Ctrl-Alt F1 ..F4. Also booting the recovery mode doesn't work To be able to start the installer I had to use xforcevesa. Does any one know what this can be and how to solve it?
can i force x to start in vesa mode using grub commands?
My keyboard was working fine then all of a sudden it started acting up. Now when I boot into linux the keyboard works fine till I start the Xsever. At first I thought that the keyboard stopped working so I restarted it and still had the same problem. I ended up restarting it 8 times then I finally started to hit the keyboard now when I was done hitting it I kinda kept my hand on it and noticed it still types but I have to hold it for a long period of time for it to start typing. I have to hold the button for like 1-2 Sec for it to type one letter. Then I checked the keyboard setting and they were fine.
I have a problem with my newly installed ATI driver so my Fedora 12 boots to a frozen graphic mode display.I need to force it to boot to text mode interface to start adjusting my X configuration. What to do?This is a new Fedora 12 installation without any change to GRUB etc.
I am using a virtual pc software called VMWare workstation ver 7.1. platform win 7. I installed a redhat linux 5 in vmware. I am able to access graphical mode but unable to access the console mode (ctrl+alt+f1....f6).
How to configure Linux text console to automatically turn of the monitor after some time? And by "text console" I mean that thing that you get on ctrl+alt+F[1-6], which is what you get whenever X11 is not running. And, no, I'm not using any framebuffer console (it's a plain, good and old 80x25 text-mode). Many years ago, I was using Slackware Linux, and it used to boot up in text-mode. Then you would manually run startx after the login. Anyway, the main login "screen" was the plain text-mode console, and I remember that the monitor used to turn off (energy saving mode, indicated by a blinking LED) after some time. Now I'm using Gentoo, and I have a similar setup.
The machine boots up in text-mode, and only rarely I need to run startx. I say this because this is mostly my personal Linux server, and there is no need to keep X11 running all the time. (which means: I don't want to use GDM/KDM or any other graphical login screen). But now, in this Gentoo text-mode console, the screen goes black after a while, but the monitor does not enter any energy-saving mode (the LED is always lit). Yes, I've waited long enough to verify this. Thus, my question is: how can I configure my current system to behave like the old one? In other words, how to make the text console trigger energy-saving mode of the monitor?
New to Linux in the last year, used Debian Wheezy off and on for a time - trying to build a system up from a minimum net-install, just to learn more about it.
I have a niggling little problem - either of understanding or configuration. I started with the min install and installed X using apt-get or aptitude. Then installed JWM, which I would start from the console via startx. I really liked this setup, since it was simple and I knew what was going on. This was all on Wheezy.
After the upgrade to Jessie (via dist-upgrade), I would get messages popping up "on top of" the console login when I booted. Stuff like "b43-loading firmware …" would pop up on screen while I was typing my login/password. This was kind of disconcerting (seemed like something must be misconfigured) but didn't effect functionality at all.
Eventually I decided to try a display manager, since that would (I thought) avoid the whole console login process and thus the weird overlapping messages. I installed LightDM through aptitude and it works great, but the console login is still displayed first (briefly, maybe 3-4 seconds) before the LightDM greeter takes over the screen.
It is there just long enough to confuse the unwary, who start typing their login name only to have the screen replaced by the LightDM login screen and have to start over. Obviously this isn't a big deal (everything works fine), but since the whole point of this project was to understand, I'm very curious if this is normal behavior (videos I've seen of folks installing Debian seem to show boot messages jumping straight to the DM without showing:
Debian GNU/Linux … tty1 debian login:
or if I've neglected to configure something that would allow boot directly into LightDM or hide the text console while LightDM loads or … something.
I can't find, though, how to change that. In DOSBox, ctrl+alt+f5 starts and stops video capture, but Ubuntu's command took precedence when I did that. I had to hard shut down before doing some searching and finding out ctrl+alt+f7 gets me out of there...that doesn't help me with the problem of taking video on DOSBox though. I went to ystem>Preferences>Keyboard Shortcuts to see if I could change the command or disable it, but it wasn't listed...so I'm stuck. I don't want ctrl+alt+f5 to bring me to a console, so how do I make it not do that?
A colleague of mine was studying at the University of Vienna and saw an application which was based on linux whereby other pc's booted from it and if on the server they had set it to force a clean install on that PC it would download and install a windows image. Does anyone know of the app or could point me in the direction of a similar app.
Basically, About 50% of the time, the system boots and sets the console resolution to something strange, and the console renders in a small box in the top-left hand corner of my screen. This causes problems not only with the display of the console, but with the display of X as well.
I have an Intel GL40 chipset on this laptop, with an integrated GMA4500 GPU. I am using the latest stable Intel video drivers (2.10.0-1), and have tried using the git drivers. In addition, the problem has been occuring since December, when I install Arch linux on this machine, I have just now had the time to address it. So basically, the issue has persisted with all driver versions since mid-December to the latest releases.
In addition, I have tried using several kernels, including:
But the problem persists with each.
I wish I could give you relevant diagnostic information for this issue, but if I had any idea where to start...
I will gladly post any information necessary. I was going to post a copy of everything.log for a successful and unsuccesful boot, but unfortunately they put me over the posing limit by about 100,000 characters each.
I guess, on second thought, that my Intel video driver really wouldn't have anything to do with my console, now would they?
Finally solved a problem of wireless not working on my laptop. Now I have a problem where Firefox (3.6.4) starts up in off-line mode on each instance. I have to go to files menu and uncheck the work offline button before trying to go to any site. When I close firefox and later open it again, the work offline button is still checked.
Why is the unchecking of work offline saved between instances? Other settings and preferences are saved correctly. I don't have this problem in openSUSE 11.2 & 11.3 (same version of FF).
Fedora 13 kernel 220.127.116.11-124.fc13_x64 KDE 4.4.4 Firefox 3.6.4 Dell Studio 1745 Intel Mobile Series 4 wireless 5100bg
I did a clean install of 10.10 on my Asus A6R laptop today. Previously i had 10.04 on it.
After installation and the first reboot my GNOME won't start in normal session. If I select Ubuntu Desktop Edition (safe mode) everything works fine, but on the normal Ubuntu Desktop Edition session, GNOME just won't start. I have a mouse cursor that i can move around and a normal background. Also i can hear the usual startup sound.
I am running Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit and I did some Update Manager system updates yesterday evening without paying to much attention at the process. This morning when I started my computer, it froze during boot and my Ubuntu is not working anymore. I managed to start it in "Safe Mode" and checked the kernel version which is 2.6.35-24-generic . In System > About Ubuntu it says that I am using Ubuntu 11.04 - the Natty Narwhal - released in April 2011 and supported until October 2012 even though I am sure I didn't do any dist. upgrade.
I have successfully installed Debian on a Sparc Ultra5, 270MHz SparcIIi CPU, 384MB RAM, 40GB HD. However, once Debian tries to load Gnome (right before the login screen) the screen goes blank, and so the machine becomes unusable. I booted of the NetInstall CD, into rescue mode, and executed a shell, but apparently there is currently a problem when running nano from a live CD, so I can not edit the xorg.conf file when I boot the live CD. So, I would like to just boot the install into single user mode, but I dont know how. Currently, when the Ultra5 is powered on, it tries to boot with command "boot", so I hit "Stop A". From there I type "boot Disk1" to boot Debian normally. To boot from a CD, I would type "boot cdrom" So any idea on how I can boot from Disk1 in Single User Mode?
My only other idea is to hook up another monitor I have which may be able to deal with whatever resolution Gnome is defaulting to. However, Id rather just boot into single user mode.
Is there any way when booting the LiveCD of Ubuntu 11.04 to force the use of classic mode, even if the computer meets the requirements to use Unity and would otherwise start Unity? Is there a kernel parameter that would do this? In searching, all I can find is the selection during login, but this seems to only show up after a full installation, I want to do this in the Live CD environment.
Have an issue with my CentOS server. I have a fully updated Centos 5.5 server and I have samba set up to serve shares to a couple of groups in my home office. I have it set up to force user/group and force directory create mode 770 and force file mode of 770. This set up works perfectly well for normal connections to the server; no matter who connects, all files and directories are owned by the specified users/group and create modes I specify. The problem is when I try to rsync some files to the same shares. When I do this, rsync ignores the directory/file forced create mode. It will honor the user/group, however. As an example, if I create a directory on one machine connected to the samba share, I get the following:
use Fedora 15. I had installed driver for my ATI graphic card, as it was written in Fedora guide, then when I rebooted the system the bars and icons appeared with strange, changed colours (purple, green, etc). I've read that this happened because of the bad drivers, so I tried to fix it. Unfortunatelly because I'm Linux newbie and I'm also very nervous I deleted (using Fedora software manager) everything connectedtalyst from my system.Now when I try to start my computer, grub starts in text mode.My question is:What can I do? Do I have to reinstall my system or maybe someone knows how to fix it?I'm quite scared because now I can't launch not only Fedora but also Windows.(I'm writing from another computer
I downloaded a linux kernel from linux.org to check what is the kernel is about, i clicked on make_file or make sth .. and in the same session i downloaded a program called login window.
Now the problem is that the system boots ok, it gives me a msg saying that system is running in low graphics mode, when i press ok i get a few options like troubleshootin or restart x or use back up configuration .. and nothing works .. when i press start normally it never stops loading .. i can see the terminal when clicking ctrl + alt + f1,f2 ... but when i press ctrl + alt + f7 or return back to the desktop ubuntu is still loading .. it never stops loading.
And after using ubuntu for a while i really hate windows 7 .. i have it on the system, so is there a way to fix this problem?
If I let my computer sit for about 10 minutes, I lose all the windows I had open (gnome) and i get a message saying I'm running in low graphics mode. I have to restart X in low graphics mode to get it to work. i can't tell the difference, but as an avid writer, I often feel the need to get up and think about whatever I have open in oowriter.
I removed gdm and kdm and my laptop started in console mode.Now I would like to get same thing - I made upgrade to ubuntu 10.4 and it starts again in graphics mode. I removed from grub menu.lst splash and quit, removed gdm and kdm - and again I receive graphics prompt.PS I removed also failsafe-x.
My problem is that I am trying to install an Nvidia driver on ubuntu 10.04, and I can not access my console mode by pressing ctrl alt f2. When I press that keystroke my cursor will disappear till I press alt f7.