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Old 04-12-2011, 05:55 PM
"Stanley A. Klein"
 
Default Got no login screen with the new 5.6 kernel

I did the 5.6 update yesterday. When I started the machine today, I did
not get a login screen -- it was just a blank screen with no cursor or
anything. I shut down, restarted and when grub came up selected the
previous kernel. The system came up as usual, presented a login screen,
and is working OK.

There is apparently something buggy related to the new kernel
(2.6.18-238.5.1.el5).


Stan Klein


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Old 04-12-2011, 06:19 PM
Phil Schaffner
 
Default Got no login screen with the new 5.6 kernel

Stanley A. Klein wrote on 04/12/2011 01:55 PM:
> I did the 5.6 update yesterday. When I started the machine today, I did
> not get a login screen -- it was just a blank screen with no cursor or
> anything. I shut down, restarted and when grub came up selected the
> previous kernel. The system came up as usual, presented a login screen,
> and is working OK.
>
> There is apparently something buggy related to the new kernel
> (2.6.18-238.5.1.el5).

How far did it get during the boot - to where the GUI login should have
been displayed, or did it die earlier? Anything enlightening in
/var/log/messages or /var/log/Xorg.0.log? Did you try a boot to
runlevel 3 or 1 to debug?

Phil
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