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Old 07-19-2012, 05:36 AM   #1
Sparky63
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Unhappy Problem with GDM in Fedora 17


I have installed Fedora 17 xfce and it has been working fine. Suddenly when I switch on it starts up and shows the desktop, but no Login screen or icons!

Anyone have any idea what has caused this, and will I have to reinstall Fedora??

Kind Regards
Bob
 
Old 07-19-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
amani
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(Some bug.. check redhat bugzilla)

Press ctrl-Alt -F3
login to the terminal as root.
Install gdm, kdm

#yum upgrade -y
#yum install gdm

install lxde and kdm.
kde if your computer has enough memory.

Last edited by amani; 07-19-2012 at 10:02 AM.
 
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:09 AM   #3
Sparky63
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Hi Amani, my son has installed another DM already... I think it's called slim?

The login works every now and then. At other times it just displays a blank screen.

The mouse cursor is visible, but sometimes erratic.

I don't want to have to reinstall Fedora if I can help it! But at present cannot see any other way....

Kind Regards

Bob
 
Old 07-20-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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You do not have to reinstall.

slim is a login manager, not a dm

install lxde and boot into lxde sessions.

Post output of

#lspci -vv

PC specs?
 
  


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