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Old 06-20-2008, 03:51 PM   #1
smecherel
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Not starting in runlevel 5 Fedora Core 9


Hi everybody,
I'm kind of new in Unix domain, i have already begin a Unix course, and i instaled Fedora Core 9 a few days ago. All went well, until a few moments earlyer when i can only get the text runlevel (i think it is runlevel 3).

I havent done any modification to bootloader file (grub.conf). If i try init 5 from root, it only says that much and then nothing happends:

#/sbin/init 5
#Starting irqbalance
Fuse filesystem already available
Fuse control filesystem already available
Mounting other filesystem: OK
Starting setroubleshootd: OK
Starting anacron: OK

I have tried also to instruct the boot loader to specificaly boot in runlevel 5 (a have attached " 5" in the line that begin with kernel in grub.conf) but it is the same behavior.
Neither CTRL+ALT+F7 does not take me to graphical mode.

So does anyoane have ideas of how can i fix this, to start in grafical mode?
 
Old 06-20-2008, 04:55 PM   #2
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There are several possibilities: You are not booting into a runlevel with X (a graphical user interface) enabled, or the X server isn't starting up.

First of all, try running this, which should start up an X login session whichever runlevel you are in:
Code:
startx
Or, you might also be able to tell Fedora to start the X login manager using this:
Code:
/sbin/service gdm start
If that doesn't work, take a look at the X server log file; it will probably be called /var/log/Xorg.log. There may be error messages towards the end of the file.

The start-up runlevel may be configured in /etc/inittab; look for a line labelled "initdefault" near the top. Having said that, some newer OSes use other methods, so it may not be there at all.

If it is just configured not to start up, then you can also try this to re-enable X logins at boot time:
Code:
chkconfig gdm on
 
Old 06-20-2008, 05:34 PM   #3
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With "startx" it starts something graphics, I mean just a blue background with only o console window and thats all, no menus, no panels. This is not runlevel 5 that i saw and work prevous.

Xorg.log i cant find it.
/etc/inittab is configured like this:
id:5:initdefault: so i gues is ok.

Regardind the other hints:
chkconfig gdm on //it saids error reading information on service gdm: No such file


/sbin/service gdm start //it saids: gdm: unrecognize service.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 05:52 PM   #4
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I did a little more searchig, and i found /var/log/Xorg.0.log witch has a lot of information, and i dont know what to look for.
I didnt recognize any error message, but then again, maybe i dont know what to look for.
 
  


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