"drouin8" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote ...
> Just when I expect my desktop page to appear (ie - after all the startup
> processes, machinations, voodoo, etc.), I get a full screen, in DOS format
> addition system32 drivers that apparently never loaded with the rest of
It doesn't sound very familiar. Do you get any descriptive text with this
list of drivers? Something like "Warning: these are the drivers which failed
to load" or similar? If so, please tell us the exact text.
However, it sounds more like your system has gone into "No GUI Boot" mode
(maybe because it is unhappy about a new driver
). The way to configure this
is via the MSConfig utility.
At a command prompt, run teh command "msaconfig".
Enter administrator credentials if necessary
The "System Configuration" applet (msconfig) will appear.
Under General tab, select Normal Startup
Select teh Boot tab
Deselect Safe oot, if it is selected
Deselect No GUI Boot, if selected
If everything works fine, run MSConfig again and this time, check teh "make
changes permanent" checkbox.
> System worked "fine" until recently with the advent of the additional
> drivers seeming to load "after the fact" or at least "out of order".
So, what were the drivers in question? What device? What makes you think
they 're loading "after the fact"? Some description and details would help a
lot, here!!! (if the above msconfig step doesn't fix teh problem outright).
> "Should have gone with Red Hat years ago when I had the chance!"
Nah. Maybe Fedora; but Redhat per se have long since left the desktop
market. Ubuntu is the distro I'd recommend.
amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au