X doesn't start, screen constantly turns on and off, small cursor visible during on cycle in Fedora Core 3.
Posted on 2005-03-27
I upgraded from FC2 to FC3, on a system which worked well.
Now, every time I start up, it gets to the point where it tries starting xorg-x11, and the screen changes mode as normal, i see a mouse cursor, and less than a second later, the screen changes mode. I tried a different monitor, and it has the same effect.
I tried pressing ctrl-alt-backspace to kill the server and enter command line - but it didn't work. Perhaps I should note that the keyboard does not seem to respond once X tries to start (num lock etc are not functional)
How can I resolve this? Or failing that, how can I access the command line?
p.s. this machine has no cd-drive and I have no startup disk