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Old 12-04-2008, 09:22 AM   #1
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Fedora 10 problem on x86_64


i've just done a fresh installation of fedora 10 - upon boot it loads straight into single user mode - anyone else had this problem - any ideas?

thanks!!!!
 
Old 12-04-2008, 12:13 PM   #2
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It is not supposed to. What did you install?

If there is a problem with X, then you are supposed to get graphical error messages.

Or due you have a problem with plymouth?

Try to boot without the rhgb quiet option
 
Old 12-05-2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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still the same - upon loading 'cups' i don't see an [ok] message and it jumps to single-user login......................
 
Old 12-05-2008, 05:01 PM   #4
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login as root

then

#dmesg >abc.txt

Post the contents of abc.txt here

To start the GUI the standard command is startx
 
Old 12-07-2008, 02:28 PM   #5
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when i typed in for abc.txt it didn't do anything...........

tried startx..........gave me this:

Quote:
Fatal server error:
no screens found
giving up.

xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to x server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): server error

doesn't look good!!!!! - anyone got any tips/ideas?
 
Old 12-09-2008, 02:57 PM   #6
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same problem here after fresh install from fedora 10 dvd on x86_64 (live cd just crashed out after cups [ok], on plymouth i think). straight to single user login. didn't ask me to agree to any licensing, didn't ask me to set up any users.

check xorg.conf,

$ nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

is it empty? mine was. i found a default xorg somewheres, printed it out and typed it all in manually, and then i could 'startx' and once i'd set up a user i could 'gdm' but i still have to do it every time i boot. any ideas would be greatly appreciated. been trying for a few days now to find help.

is there an easy way to get gdm to start up on boot? i mean, it's supposed to, right?
 
Old 12-09-2008, 02:58 PM   #7
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same problem here after fresh install from fedora 10 dvd on x86_64 (live cd just crashed out after cups [ok], on plymouth i think). straight to single user login. didn't ask me to agree to any licensing, didn't ask me to set up any users.

check xorg.conf,

$ nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

is it empty? mine was. i found a default xorg somewheres, printed it out and typed it all in manually, and then i could 'startx' and once i'd set up a user i could 'gdm' but i still have to do it every time i boot. any ideas would be greatly appreciated. been trying for a few days now to find help.

is there an easy way to get gdm to start up on boot? i mean, it's supposed to, right?
 
Old 12-10-2008, 01:17 PM   #8
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an update. i swear i'm not trying to hijack this thread.

supasoaker: you using an nvidia card? i am. i think this problem might have something to do with that.

also, supa, 'dmesg >abc.txt' outputs a text file, abc.txt, with the results of dmesg in it. but i can't find where it outputs to i did 'dmesg >/home/dmesg.txt', found it in the home folder, and put it up on my server here: http://www.hex49.net/random/dmesg.txt.

btw, here's that default xorg.conf i was talking about: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=205426

going further: i noticed that /etc/inittab had only 'id:3:initdefault:' in it, so i changed it to 'id:3:initdefault:5' which as far as i understand should, after the initial boot, boot to gui level (5). but nothing happened.

the reason why i mention it could be something with my nvidia card (7000m) is that, after having gotten into X and installed the nvidia driver, when i use nvidia-settings i get 'You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server.' so i run nvidia-xconfig and restart X (ctrl+alt+backspace), which i can normally do, but after this it drops back to text mode and throws an error saying,

gdm-binary[2512]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted [x] seconds
gdm-binary[2512]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted [x] seconds
gdm-binary[2512]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted [x] seconds
gdm-binary[2512]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted [x] seconds
gdm-binary[2512]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted [x] seconds
gdm-binary[2512]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted [x] seconds
gdm-binary[2512]: WARNING: GdmLocalDisplayFactory: maximum bumber of X display failures reached..

if i try to 'gdm' again i get the same errors, and if i try to 'startx' after that i get back to the same no screens found error. don't know if it's related, it seems like it could be.

again, sorry, seems like we have the same problem and i'm just a little further along. if that's not the case, i'll jump out.

ONTOS
 
Old 12-11-2008, 04:32 AM   #9
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no all is good! I been away from the computer for a while - gonna get back down to my linux system this evening.............

i do have an nvidia card - an onboard one - i had problems with fedora 9 too, which i managed to fix in the end, but fedora 10 is a different problem. I will try your stuff this evening and let you know what happens - thanks a lot!!!!!

will also post my system specs too so we can compare. from my previous research it seems fedora has a long history of problems with nvidia graphics components...........
 
Old 12-11-2008, 04:28 PM   #10
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i had a look at what you did and you are not far off what i had to do to get fedora 9 working!

i had to set the 'device' section to 'vesa' and set the resolution in another line - then it all worked sound!

looks similar but this time the configuration file isn't there at all - i try using the 'vi' editor to edit the config file but it isn't there - and since it keeps disappearing i suspect that has something to do with the file not being there in the first place.

i'm trying a fresh install of fedora 10 but you are trying the live cd - i'm not going to doubt that its not the same problem - or even a related issue.

can you post your system info so we can compare? please find mine below -

chip: AMD Athlon X2
motherboard: M2N-VM HDMI
ram: 4 GB
on-board video: geforce 7050PV/nforce 630a (onboard)
 
Old 12-12-2008, 12:42 PM   #11
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i figured mine out

it worked a little like this- forced into text mode, installed fine, but booted to single user prompt. i had no xorg.conf, so i found a default xorg and saved it. then had to change /etc/inittab, line ':id:3:initdefault:' to ':id:5:initdefault:' which tells it to boot into runlevel 5 (gui).

after that, because of some other things, i decided to just do a fresh install. this time though, i added a couple lines to the kernel before booting. added 'xdriver=vesa' and 'vga=0x318'. the vga= line is what gets you into the graphical bootloader (plymouth) and then into the graphical install. everything went much more smoothly that way.

to figure out what you need to put after vga= you can check out this site: http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...-f10.html#rhgb, and for info on the runlevel stuff you can check http://fedorasolved.org/post-install-solutions/runlevel. that whole site was way useful for a relative noob (at least to fedora) like me.

wifi out of the box! horizontal trackpad scroll! it ain't dumbed down! f10ftw!
 
  


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