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Old 09-05-2004, 10:03 AM   #1
windefault
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Cannot load GNOME or KDE desktop


I cannot load into gnome or kde desktop environtment, need some helps here.

after my system boot ,the grub load correctly annd the hardware checking going smooth.Unfortunately,it stop at the interface where i should enter my login name (black background).

Normally i won't insert my login id here instead i insert in the next nice blue interface where i can select the langauge,session, choose reboot or shutdown.But now the booting process stop at the black interface and my monitor blink ( i think the system is trying to lod but failed )


i think that is X sever problem, any solution?

i am using fc 1.thx
 
Old 09-05-2004, 11:13 AM   #2
masand
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hi
is this hapening after u started ur system for the first time??

also try this
ctrl+alt+(+,-) 3-4 times

maybe u switch to a different screen


regards
 
Old 09-05-2004, 11:50 AM   #3
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also: try logging in using the black login prompt, and at the console prompt, type
startx
 
Old 09-05-2004, 11:58 AM   #4
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Are you able to log in at the "black screen". If so, login as root and then type:

init 4;logout

Alternatively, you can edit /etc/inittab as root and change the default runlevel from 3 to 4.

 
Old 09-06-2004, 05:51 AM   #5
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i cannot logon using that startx command, it sohw out some error message, i copy a part it:

fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

then it call me to send my /var/log/XFree86.0.log and /etc/X11/XF86Config /var/log/messages to a web for debugging.


what should i do?




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Originally posted by NumbSkullMD
Are you able to log in at the "black screen". If so, login as root and then type:

init 4;logout

Alternatively, you can edit /etc/inittab as root and change the default runlevel from 3 to 4.


what mean change the runlevel from 3 to 4? thx
 
Old 09-06-2004, 06:05 AM   #6
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hi
changing runlvel meas u r changing the way u start

these way modes are represented

0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT

the above is txt from /etc/inittab

so the above post is asking u to use the different runlevel

regards
 
Old 09-06-2004, 06:21 AM   #7
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thx a lot.

but what should i do for my X server fatal?

i don't want to format the whole thing again
 
  


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