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Old 09-21-2006, 09:21 AM   #1
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Graphical Installation Mishap


I'm installing Fedora Core 5 on a few computers in my room. I've chosen graphical mode on all of them. On one of the boxes I chose graphical mode and an "old-school" bios looking installation launched. I continued with the install anyway. After installing, linux boots up to a command prompt that asks for a login. Why did it do this? My installs worked on the other two machines fine. Why is this particular machine installing differently?
 
Old 09-21-2006, 09:37 AM   #2
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Are this system are all same?
Same Mainboard, HDD, Video Card, and so on?
If not ... check using the command runlevel to see in which run level it is.
and if its really easy then you just have to change the default RL in /etc/inittab.
But if not... you'll have to troubleshoot. If you're in RL 5 use startx and if no xstarts then check /var/log/Xorg.0.log for errors. And so on..
 
Old 09-21-2006, 05:17 PM   #3
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I had the same "problem" too when installing Fedora Core 5. For some reason, the graphical interface doesn't start up automatically like it did with previous distributions. Basically, you need to login with the Root account, which you should have set up during installation. After succesfully logging in, type the command "startx" and it should load the GUI.

On sort of a related problem, the command "startx" starts the Gnome gui automatically. Does anyone know how can I switch it to start KDE instead?
 
Old 09-22-2006, 07:39 AM   #4
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@aprax
Thats not correct and open you own thread.
But the answer is edit /etc/inittab and set the default runlevel to 5. If this is already done. You've got a problem with the nativ recognized driver or the hw wasn't recognized correct at all.

If you've installed both of them go to /etc/sysconfig/desktop
and enter those lines.
DESKTOP="KDE"
DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE

@s0n|k I'll wait for your response.
 
Old 09-24-2006, 10:57 PM   #5
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Changing the system to runlevel 5 worked. Thanks soo much.
 
  


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