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Old 04-23-2007, 09:31 PM   #1
kallimathp1
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Fedora 6 - Blinks & logs out


I have installed Fedora 6 on my XP desktop and set up for dual boot, I had initially installed with test install and later changed the inittab to GUI.

It gets to the login screen, upon entering username & password it tries to open the GUI windows, but blinks twice and returns back to the login screen.

I am newbie and don't know how to diagnose and resolve, any help is of great help.

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Kallimath
 
Old 04-24-2007, 02:02 PM   #2
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Sounds like the X server is unable to load. Look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log, the answer is very likely there.

In case you do not know how to access this file here's how:

Use CTRL+ALT+F2 to switch to a console
log in
type less /var/log/Xorg.0.log
use PageUp and PageDown to scroll

If you find errors you do not understand post them here.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 09:18 PM   #3
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Unable to get to the console

Thanks for the response,

I tried to follow your instructions, When I press the CTRL+ALT+F2, screen flashes and freezes, can not proceed with anything, had to hard reboot.
 
Old 04-25-2007, 05:35 AM   #4
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This is rather unusual. What graphics card you have there. Boot up in maintenance mode (or whatever the non-GUI mode is called in FC).
Now you can have a look at xorg log.
You can probably get the GUI mode running by editing your /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Replace your existing driver with vesa. This is not a solution though, generic vesa does not allow higher resolutions.
Code:
Section "Device"
      ...
      Driver      "vesa"
      ...
EndSection
 
Old 04-30-2007, 07:34 PM   #5
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I changed the Driver to "vesa", it worked fine. Thanks
 
  


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