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Old 02-03-2009, 05:52 AM   #1
Jurrian
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fedora booting in text mode


Hi all,

My procps package wasn't working anymore since an update so I decided to reinstall it:

sudo yum remove procps
sudo yum install procps

bad way to do it, since with the remove all packages that depended on procpc also got removed. I have been trying to fix it, and managed to get most working.

However, my pc boots in text mode, searching around told me to edit the /etc/inittab, and the number was a 3. I changed it into 5, but it is not working.

When I am in text mode, I can enter startx to start xserver, and then my ip is wrong. with a /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup eth0 my internet is working. Anyone has any idea if im missing some package, or do I need to edit a script?

Thanks in advance,

Jurrian
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:26 AM   #2
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Erm,

well for the eth0 one, do a "chkconfig --list network", that I suspect will be the first place to check for that.

As for the init level 3 default...

I take it what you changed was

id:3:initdefault:

to

id:5:initdefault:

?
 
Old 02-03-2009, 07:14 AM   #3
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here is the output of chkconfig:

Code:
chkconfig --list network
network        	0:off	1:off	2:off	3:off	4:off	5:off	6:off
Suppose one of them needs to be on, how can i achieve that?

And that's exactly what I changed.
EDIT
just fixed the booting, it now boots in graphical mode, I think its because I installed some more lib-gnome*, but not sure. Anyway, after logging in I am not able to see my desktop yet, it's just a blank blue screen..

Another edit:

fixed all booting problems. I remembered I had saved the list of removed dependy's, and reinstalled them with a sudo yum install `cat log`. I am going to start a new thread for the eth0 that's not working, since this title is a bit strange for that problem

Thanks your help

Last edited by Jurrian; 02-03-2009 at 08:51 AM.
 
  


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