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Month: February 2014

Re: [trinity-users] TDE depends on xorg

From: Michael Howard <mike@...>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:16:01 +0000
On 14/02/2014 13:22, dep wrote:
> said Curt Howland:
> | That is how I would do it, in order to ensure that any hardware issues
> | were resolved before putting TDE on the machine. I would not want to
> | have anything where I could mistake TDE for causing the error, where
> | it was actually an issue of graphics compatibility or such.
> while we're at it . . .
> in december i built a new machine, which has nvidia graphics instead of the
> previous ATI. moving the drives over went smoothly enough, but booting is
> peculiar: if i just boot from the grub2 screen, it goes along for a bit
> and then locks solid before getting fully booted. if, however, i choose to
> boot in repair mode, which oddly goes into framebuffer and then produces a
> normal text-based screen of choices and select "boot normally," it
> boots . . . normally.
You don't say what OS or Version but I would take a look at the grub 
command line to she exactly how it's booting. It sounds like the 
original command line from your previous install. It needs tweaking by 
the sounds of things.

> i suppose i could look upon this as a security feature, but i'd just as
> soon fix it. there seems to be a lot of silliness that gets loaded up
> front, such as the framebuffer stuff, for reasons not at all apparent to
> me. ideally, i would have a nice, no-frame-buffer boot, all in text, all
> printed to the screen in nice, pure text mode, until the time comes for
> the starting of X. indeed, if after logging in i had to type startx as in
> the old days, that would be fine. but at this point i would settle for a
> working default boot. any ideas?
Again, you don't say which OS/Verson but to boot to the command prompt 
instead of X just set it up that way in /etc/inittab (eg. 
id:2:initdefault:) or alternatively, for later Fedora etc versions set 
it using the systend methodology.