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Old 03-31-2010, 10:27 AM   #1
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Exclamation No graphical login for Fedora 12, can log in using console


Dear friends,

I like to take just a second when I post to thank all of you for the support and help this forum has given me over the years, and to thank you in advance for helping me solve my issue. I'm a Fedora user and wouldn't still be one if not for the people here.

So yesterday I get a notification from KpackageKit that my updates are ready to be installed, also that some updates had already been installed and i need to reboot. I click on it and get an error message stating that KpackageKit had closed unexpectedly. Before I could send a bug report, I realized I must have authorized the reboot, because the computer restarted itself. Upon restart, I was taken to the login screen, so I put in my password... and was taken to the login screen. If I put in the wrong password, it says "login failed," but the correct one will just bring me back to that same screen. If I hit Ctrl+Alt+F2 I can see the console and can log in both as root and as "myself," but it just won't work in the KDE session. Since I can use the terminal, is there a "last known good configuration" command of some sort? I'd like to recover my OS, but barring that I will take commands to copy the contents of my home folder into an external hard drive and I'll do a clean install.

 
Old 03-31-2010, 06:07 PM   #2
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hit the <enter> button during the 3 sec boot time out befora the user choice comes up

then select the the kernel before this one

( most of the time -- this will be the "down" arrow one time)
 
Old 03-31-2010, 07:50 PM   #3
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Dear John VV,

Thanks once again for your help, I remember you offering advice in the past as well. I was about to log in to delete this thread, or at least mark it as solved: I used the console to do a yum update and it told me there was no room;
Code:
 df -h
told me my hard drive was full up, so I went in and deleted some unnecessary files, and was able to log in just fine. Is there a way to prevent this in the future, or at least have an alert pop up at 90 percent capacity or something? I monitor it pretty regularly, but just in case...
 
Old 03-31-2010, 09:47 PM   #4
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Is there a way to prevent this in the future, or at least have an alert pop up at 90 percent capacity or something? I monitor it pretty regularly, but just in case...
unless 12 is very different from 11

gnome dose auto display a pop up when the drive or partition hits 95%
most of the time it will be ~/ but sometimes /

a notice should have poped up .
 
Old 03-31-2010, 10:21 PM   #5
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most of the time it will be ~/ but sometimes /
I don't understand what you mean by this. Also, I'm a KDE user.

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