How to fix Fedora 9 loading issue(s) due to incorrect video driver installation?
Posted on 2008-06-11
First off, I'm a newb to Linux. I've installed a Fedora 9 virtual machine in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. With the exception of the excrutiatingly slow install time, I was able to boot Fedora 9 and begin using it.
I started modifying settings within Fedora without much issue, until I decided to change the video driver to use my ATI Mobility Radeon X1300. I found the driver was available in my Fedora installation, selected it, and it required a restart to let the change take effect.
After re-boot, I get past most of the screens until I hit the "Localhost Login: " prompt which seems to endlessly loop now. Flashing on-and-off basically. The screen reads:
Fedora release 9 (Sulphur)
Kernel 188.8.131.52-30.fc9.i686 on an i686 (tty1)
How can revert my video drivers if I can't get into the GUI? I've started in runlevel 3 got to the above screen (which didn't keep reseting in runlevel 3) and entered "root" and my password. However, now I can't see anything else due to the display issues with MS Virtual PC 2007.
Any help is greatly appreciated!