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Author Topic: VL Light: no login screen after fresh install  (Read 1421 times)
henryxcrudos
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« on: September 17, 2009, 01:03:21 am »

Dear all,

I've attempted to install VL Light 6.0 on yet another old laptop (Acer Travelmate 212TXV) in order to turn it into a packaging system. Installation worked fine, I chose ReiserFS for root partition and installed everything but the office apps, Opera and Firefox. If I remember correctly (am at work now without being able to access the machine) I chose "standard" for the console display option. I cannot remember if I have actually prompted to set up the X server configurations...

So after install I booted and everything went according to plan until usually it would show the login screen - Which part of the system is responsible for the login screen btw? Gnome/IceWM? - at which point it simply showed a blank screen. No keyboard input possible...

Might this be because xorg.conf isn't configured correctly? In this case I guess this thread provides a solution already... If you have any other ideas, please post them and I'll try them out tonight.

Promise to be more precise next time!
Thanks in advance!

EDIT: So if the blue login screen is actually the X GUI login screen, I take it that my problem is to do with xorg.conf configuration indeed. Will look into it tonight. Still, any other suggestions are welcome Smiley
« Last Edit: September 17, 2009, 01:44:32 am by henryxcrudos » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 02:12:37 am »

Can you log to your VL in text mode?
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 02:28:42 am »

Yes, no probs there...
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2009, 03:51:34 am »


Which part of the system is responsible for the login screen btw?


I believe the default VL6.0 Light install uses KDM. The other options are GDM and XDM.

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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009, 04:10:23 am »

Hm, just checked Wikipedia, and I think it is GDM that's used in my other VL Light 6.0 install.

So where would I look for a solution? Or would you recommend to just re-install again?
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2009, 05:21:55 am »

Boot to text mode. Log in as root. Run "vxconf" to configure X. Test it with "startx". If that works you should be good to go.
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2009, 05:28:56 am »

Thanks, everyone. So it is the same solution as in the other thread...
Sorry for wasting your time. Can't wait to try it out tonight!

Cheers
Stephan
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