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yum list installed | grep rhgb
rhgb.i386 0.17.6-1.fc7 installed
yum list installed | grep kmod-nvidia
kmod-nvidia.i686 1.0.9755-18.104.22.168_1.31 installed
"desktop" file was added manually, but when it's deleted (gdm starts instead of kdm) - nothing changes.
After the boot, normal X server starts with the login prompt and there seems to bo nothing of interest in /var/log/messages and /var/log/Xorg.0.log, but i'll post them here if needed.
This sounds more like a video mode or framebuffer problem than something to do with X11. The reason I say this is because we haven't reach the point where the X server takes over. We're still booting and the kernel is in charge so to speak. It is more likely that the kernel doesn't know exactly how to deal with your graphics card/monitor combination so it goes back to the basics.
The vga= and video= are two kernel parameters may resolve this problem. Essentially they set your screen resolution and refresh rate. Here is the text from kernel-parameters.txt
video= [FB] Frame buffer configuration
vga= [BOOT,IA-32] Select a particular video mode
See Documentation/i386/boot.txt and
Use vga=ask for menu.
This is actually a boot loader parameter; the value is
passed to the kernel using a special protocol.
Distribution: Redhat, Fedora, Centos, Ubuntu, Debian, Solaris
installing xorg-x11-fonts-base solved the problem. Additionally adding HWcursor to xorg.conf and copying xorg.conf to /etc/rhgb solved also disappearing cursor and resolution of the rhgb boot screen.
And since rhgb starts it's own full x server, it's exactly the point where it takes over. http://dailypackage.fedorabook.com/i...ot-Screen.html