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Old 04-08-2007, 12:26 PM   #1
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Smile Start Up Problem


First let me say that I am an absolute beginner to Linux. Am using FEDORA 6. The problem is that during start up sometimes after all the data checks are over I get a blank blue screen with the pointer arrow and not the page asking for my user name and password.In such situations I have no alternatively but to switch off my computer directly and restart. This often works. But I would like to get a permanent solution to this problem Can any one help me .
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Old 04-08-2007, 02:44 PM   #2
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What happens if you just enter your username and password?
 
Old 04-08-2007, 02:57 PM   #3
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You may be able to get some information from the log files.

When this happens again ... jump into the console ( CTL + F1 or F2 ...)
Log in

Depending on your Login Manager you could have one of these log files:
/var/log/kdm.log
/var/log/gdm.log
/var/log/xdm.log

Run tail against the file to see the last entries ... this might give a clue to what happened.
You should post the info here.
 
Old 04-11-2007, 11:55 AM   #4
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There is no way that I can enter my user name or password as as its just a plain blue screen with the pointer, no place to enter anything. Havnt tried to go through CTL F1 as I am not confident enough. Is there any other way out?
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