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Old 10-25-2007, 12:24 PM   #1
ajeya
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Red face Problem in Logging in to fedora core 6


Hello friends
I installed fedora core 6 on my new laptop of Dell
After initial booting it asks me for username and password.
On successfully receiving the username and password, it does not go to the GUI and runs in text mode giving me the prompt like..

root...#

What command (or sequence of command )should I write here to enter graphical user mode.

Please help.

Thanks

Ajeya.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 05:40 AM   #2
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Hi, Ajeya. When it asks for username and password is it in graphical mode or already in text mode? Once you're logged in, you can try the command
Code:
startx
this should start the X server and give the graphical environment, otherwise there is some problem with the drivers for your video card. Also, check in the file /etc/inittab the default runlevel: should be 5 for GUI, 3 for text mode. The relevant part is the line
Code:
id:5:initdefault:
immediately after the comments at the beginning.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 10:48 PM   #3
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Hi, Ajeya. When it asks for username and password is it in graphical mode or already in text mode? Once you're logged in, you can try the command
Code:
startx
this should start the X server and give the graphical environment, otherwise there is some problem with the drivers for your video card. Also, check in the file /etc/inittab the default runlevel: should be 5 for GUI, 3 for text mode. The relevant part is the line
Code:
id:5:initdefault:
immediately after the comments at the beginning.

Thanks a lot dear.

I did what u said..but now I think the problem is with the video card...its saying no screen found...what to do next?
 
Old 10-26-2007, 10:50 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot dear.

I did what u said..but now I think the problem is with the video card...its saying no screen found...what to do next?
 
Old 10-26-2007, 11:51 PM   #5
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Your video adapter is not configured correctly. Post the output of the command lspci. This will tell us the chipset of the video adapter installed in your laptop.

The command to configure the video adapter is system-config-display.
 
Old 10-27-2007, 03:42 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot dear....i got it..now I can work with X windows.....now I am having some other problems like:

1.How to setup a dial up internet connection in FC-6.

2.How to mount my windows NTFS partitions in FC-6.

As I am a beginner to linux please help me.
 
  


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