well the gnome desktop uses " Gnome-terminal" is " xterm " still installed
Does anyone know how to have the console boot to a login prompt?
this is controlled by GDM for gnome ( fedora default) or KDM , for kde
IF xfce is installed ( i don't use it) it should use that
with no gui it auto defaults to text
but i take it all you have is text only( run level 3)
type in "your user name," or "root" and the user password or root password