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Old 09-13-2007, 12:24 PM   #1
JustaDad
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Talking Fedora 7 Installed - No Gui Help


I will not be a pain, just need a little help this time...Most I can figure out on my own, and with net research... But I installed Fedora 7 and it booted up, but with NO gui.
Did I do some thing wrong, or does it come that way, not booting to the gui from install?

Love to see step by step how to get the gui to come up and stay up if anyone has the time.

Thanks for all you do if you help.
 
Old 09-13-2007, 12:35 PM   #2
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Have you tried logging in and running the command: startx
 
Old 09-13-2007, 01:13 PM   #3
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Check if gdm is installed:

Code:
[[ "`rpm -qa | grep gdm`" ]]  || echo "gdm is not installed."
if so, try to start it:

Code:
gdm

Also, check to see you are defaulting to init level 5:

Code:
echo "Your default runlevel is `cat /etc/inittab | egrep ^id | awk -F: '{ print $2 }'`. It should be 5."

Also, you will want to check your /var/log/Xorg.0.log if gdm fails to start:

Code:
vi /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Best of luck
 
Old 09-13-2007, 01:33 PM   #4
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dont mean to patronize but during installation did you actually install a gui?
 
Old 09-13-2007, 01:41 PM   #5
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dont mean to patronize but during installation did you actually install a gui?
haha yes, yes. this seems unlikely since on fc* you have to deliberately go out of your way to uninstall it.
 
Old 09-13-2007, 01:54 PM   #6
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The other thing to consider is the, by policy, Fedora distributions do not include any propitiatory drives. This implies, for example, that you will not have a driver for an ATI/Readon chipset, nor for a nVidia chipset. (Drivers for those chipsets are available from overseas repositories, for example, from the livna repository. See the "sticky" note at the top of the Fedora forum for more information.)
 
Old 09-13-2007, 03:43 PM   #7
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Talking Fedora 7 Gui Install

I am not new to computers, I am a computer tech, but not a Linux tech...yet.

All I did was download the Fedora 7 DVD,
put a blank hard drive in the computer
and
Put the dvd into the dvd drive and boot it
I just followed the on screen prompts and it installed really smoothly.
No errors.
Then, when I was directed to take out the dvd and re boot
I did so.
The computer booted, but not to gui.

Possibly Fedora 7 is more for experienced Linux users.

I really want to get away from Window,
Do not waste any more time on this thread, I will research what others have already said some where and figure it out.

I did not mean to double post, sorry, I posted in Forums,,, Fedora after posting here...
I learned that lesson, will not do that again...

Thank you all for your help. I will look at what you said and try to figure it out.

Thanks again.
 
Old 09-13-2007, 08:23 PM   #8
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Fedora 7 is for linux newbies have you tried typing startx after you login?
 
  


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