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Old 11-13-2007, 04:53 PM   #1
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Fedora 8


Installed Fedora Core 8 and the install went fine from GUI. After reboot walked through setup and all was well. After answering all the questions it started tryng to load X windows but instead of getting X windows the mouse just sets there and spins.

Everytime I try to reboot it tries to start X-windows and mouse just comes up and spins. X windows never loads. I have tried interactive boot but it always defaults to init 5 and same thing occurs. How can I get it to boot to init 3 and try to troubleshoot X windows?
 
Old 11-13-2007, 05:01 PM   #2
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You should be able to boot into rescue mode from the install DVD, then mount the F* install a,d edit /inittab to boot to level 3 by default
 
Old 11-13-2007, 05:24 PM   #3
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Or just use the GRUB built-in editor to add a 3 at the end of the kernel line. (Stop the automatic boot with the ESC key, move the cursor to the Fedora 8 boot command, press "e", highlight the kernel line, press "e" again, add a space and 3, press return, then press "b" to boot from the edited commands.)

Good luck. (I have a nVidia card, and needed to add the livna repositories, and then use yum to get the kmod-nividia driver installed before I got a "good" X boot.)

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Old 11-13-2007, 05:47 PM   #4
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Actually, you may be able to add init 3 as an option at the grub menu - do you hit esc. to add options?
 
Old 11-13-2007, 08:16 PM   #5
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Or just use the GRUB built-in editor to add a 3 at the end of the kernel line. (Stop the automatic boot with the ESC key, move the cursor to the Fedora 8 boot command, press "e", highlight the kernel line, press "e" again, add a space and 3, press return, then press "b" to boot from the edited commands.)

Good luck. (I have a nVidia card, and needed to add the livna repositories, and then use yum to get the kmod-nividia driver installed before I got a "good" X boot.)
Cool that is the same card I have installed and Nvidia GForce. It recognized it as a Gforce 5200 but I don't think that is the right card. I am going to try a generic Gforce and see if it will work until I can figure out which GForce it is.

Thanks...
 
Old 11-13-2007, 08:16 PM   #6
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Actually, you may be able to add init 3 as an option at the grub menu - do you hit esc. to add options?
I wasn't sure how to stop the boot process so I will try this and let you know.

Thanks.
 
  


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