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Bea Login problem

Postby npap » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:42 pm

Hello everybody,

I don't know what happened all of a sudden, but at the Login screen the system freezes. I can't even open the terminal.
I got some updates today, including Firefox 2.0.0.1.

The only way to start Bea is to restart the PC and enter into Rescue Mode,
entering the GDM command.

It's strange, but I have the same problem in another disk where I installed Bea today.
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Postby clem » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:50 pm

Did you change anything in your repositories ?

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Postby rlozano » Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:39 am

i just had an update a while ago, and got no problem at all.

did you upgrade your FF manually or from synaptics?

any changes in your xorg.conf file?

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Re: Bea Login problem

Postby scorp123 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:12 am

npap wrote:I don't know what happened all of a sudden, but at the Login screen the system freezes.
Does it also happen if you start the Live CD? Then it might be a hardware problem. I once had a loss of electric power here (a lightning had hit a nearby transformator station) and when power came back two of my machines had their RAM damaged ...

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Bea Login

Postby npap » Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:06 am

Hello everyone,

Thanks for your tips. My answer to all the questions follows:

1) I did not make any changes in the repository.
2) I did not download Firefox update manually.
3) It does not happen with the live CD.
And strangely enough, the problem has gone away today,
Could it be the weather conditions?
:lol:
P.S. Any tinkering with the system is done on a separate 20 GB disc which I use for testing. If something passes the test, I may consider it as a candidate for a main disc installation.
What I have done lately is the installation of Konqueror on BEA (very useful as a control panel and file browser)
In addition, I have the kicker working right above the bottom Gnome panel.
So, I have the K menu besides the LinuxMint main menu. ( I have done away with the verbal Gnome menu)
They say 'variety is the spice of life' :D
Best regards to all,
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Re: Bea Login problem

Postby npap » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:17 am

scorp123 wrote:
npap wrote:I don't know what happened all of a sudden, but at the Login screen the system freezes.
Does it also happen if you start the Live CD? Then it might be a hardware problem. I once had a loss of electric power here (a lightning had hit a nearby transformator station) and when power came back two of my machines had their RAM damaged ...


Hi scorp123,
My problem could be, as you suggested, a hardware defect.
I am still having trouble logging in sometimes, except in rescue mode. and here are my suspicions:
My 17" generic monitor can't accept a resolution higher than 1024x 768.
I have noticed that in Bea as well as in Ubuntu Edgy the default login screen resolution is 1280x1024.
After I get to log in, the screen resolution goes to 1024x768 which I have set as default myself.
Now, the question is: is there a way I can get to the screen resolution config file and edit it to start at the 1024x768 value?

Regards. Don
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