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Old 08-12-2007, 01:48 PM   #1
rohanak
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No GUI--only console and xclock.


Hello,
My Fedora 7 is not giving a GUI.I just get a terminal and an xclock.While installation i had selected the KDE desktop.On clicking on the desktop i get a list which says
Iconify
Resize
move
Raise
Lower
Xterm
Delete
etc....
I have an LG 1515S TFT monitor,NVIDIA Geforce 7300GT Graphics card,AMD Athlon 64 3000+ processor,160GB SATA hard disk,1GB RAM and MSI-MS7191 motherboard.
I have set the resolution to 1024*768 and both my monitor and graphics card have been detected properly.What can be the problem?
 
Old 08-12-2007, 02:47 PM   #2
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If you can click on the desktop and get a menu, then you have a GUI running, probably twm.

I'm not sure how Fedora works, but you could try doing ctrl-alt-backspace, which will restart the X server. You should then be at a console prompt.

Type "startx startkde" without quotes. If KDE is installed it should start.
 
Old 08-13-2007, 03:17 AM   #3
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Take a look at /etc/sysconfig/desktop and if it does not contain the code below, then add or edit it and put the code below.
Code:
DESKTOP=KDE
DISPLAYMANAGER=KDE
After that try loggin in as normal user from the login manager. If KDE does not start becuase it not installed, then try
Code:
#yum groupinstall KDE

Last edited by reddazz; 08-13-2007 at 03:21 AM.
 
  


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