Lonni J Friedman wrote: > On 12/6/06, Craig White <[email protected]> wrote: >> On Wed, 2006-12-06 at 09:05 -0600, Michael Satterwhite wrote: >> > Lonni J Friedman wrote: >> > > On 12/5/06, Michael Satterwhite <[email protected]> wrote: >> > >> About an hour ago, I logged off my kde session. My LCD monitor >> > >> immediately went to a black screen - with no way of logging back >> in - >> > >> when the session ended. >> > >> >> > >> It took me 8 (eight) times going through a reboot process before >> I could >> > >> get FC5 to present me with a login screen. The first 7 times, I got >> > >> either a black screen or an "Out of Range" error. Finally, it >> presented >> > >> me with a login screen and I was able to get the system up. >> > >> >> > >> I *KNOW* this isn't typical ... if it were, no one on the face of >> the >> > >> planet would be running Fedora. Unfortunately, that doesn't make >> my life >> > >> any easier - it is happening here. >> > >> >> > >> There are some real experts here. I know, they've helped me out with >> > >> other problems. Does anyone know how to fix this? While a real >> fix is >> > >> what's needed, even a bypass - a way to get back to a login >> screen when >> > >> the system is acting up - would be a tremendous improvement. >> > > >> > > It sounds like X is hanging/crashing. Can you boot to runlevel 3 >> > > successfully/reliably? if so, then you should do so, start X >> > > manually, and grab the X log to review. >> > >> > I really hate to show ignorance, but it's never stopped me before. From >> > the grub screen, how do I get it to boot to runlevel 3? I'm more than >> > willing to get information to help people help me. >> > >> > I'd agree with the crash when I get the black screen, but I'm not sure >> > how that would cause the "Out of Range" errors. >> ---- >> Press 'e' at initial grub screen. Use arrow keys to move to 'kernel' >> line. Press 'e' to edit >> >> Add to end of line ' linux 3' >> Press 'Enter' to save >> Press 'b' to boot >> >> or >> >> After bootup, Press <Control><Alt><F2> to get a virtual console. Login >> as root. Type 'init 3' and press enter (type 'init 5' to return to >> runlevel 5 when you are done). >> >> If you are at runlevel 3, you can probably just fix the setup anyway by >> typing... >> >> system-config-display --reconfig >> >> I suspect that your 'sync' rates are set too high for your LCD which is >> why I suggested that you post > > It seems highly unlikely that the problem is xorg.conf, as he stated > that it works fine some small percentage of the time. Something bad > is happening elsewhere. Adding to it, a Google shows that this has been seen by other people ... and not necessarily all Fedora users. I know that my Windows 2000 boot comes up 100% of the time. Before I did a switch, my Kubuntu 5.1 system came up 100% of the time and didn't crash at logoff. I'll agree that something is happening somewhere (I love being specific <g>), but I haven't the foggiest what or where. That's why I turned to the experts here. The amount of knowledge in this user base is astounding.