Bug 17728 - graphical installation of RedHat 6.2 fails (comes up in text mode)
Summary: graphical installation of RedHat 6.2 fails (comes up in text mode)
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-09-20 00:25 UTC by Reid Judd
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:28 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-08 04:56:39 UTC
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Description Reid Judd 2000-09-20 00:25:22 UTC
I suspect this bug has been fixed long ago, but I did not know where to look in
the Errata or Bug Fixes.

I have successfully completed graphical installation of RedHat 6.2, the
system correctly probed my monitor and graphics card type. Yes, it did 
bring up the X-Window test screen and I was able to check YES.

However, after re-boot, X-Windows fails to come up and a text mode
prompt is provided for login.

This has happened on two different PCs, one Compaq laptop and
one Compaq desktop. 

I did a re-install of the laptop and X-Windows
did come up after the re-install.  

However, re-installing on the desktop still failed to bring up X-Windows.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-25 20:16:06 UTC
What type of video card do you have?

Did you choose to have a graphical login when asked in the installer?

If you log in as root and type 'telinit 5' do you get a graphical login screen?

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2000-11-08 04:56:37 UTC
Closing bug due to inactivity.  Please reopen if the problem persists or if you
have more information.

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