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Old 02-21-2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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trouble loading GUI in Fedora Linux


I have installed Fedora in my hard disk,but the GUI is not working.I can still work using my command line,but my mouse is not working.Is there any way out without re-installation?
 
Old 02-21-2011, 10:41 AM   #2
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I have installed Fedora in my hard disk,but the GUI is not working.I can still work using my command line,but my mouse is not working.Is there any way out without re-installation?
Well, may some details could help.....
Anyway, if you are connected you can:
  • install a gm (it need a lot of MB to be downloaded):
    Code:
    yum installgroup kde
  • try to start the x server:
    Code:
    startx

If you will be lucky you should get it....

Good luck!
 
Old 02-21-2011, 11:03 AM   #3
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Some infos would help us to help you, for example the version of Fedora you installed and which graphics hardware you are using.
 
Old 02-21-2011, 11:07 AM   #4
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Yes, exactly. From my experience with Fedora, however, some updates remove half the system for dependencies (Debian-based distros, you also experience this problem). If you happen to run into a problem like this, my advice is: Grab a Fedora Live CD, repartition your hard drive, and reinstall Fedora.
 
Old 02-21-2011, 11:21 AM   #5
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If you have the command line working, and Internet access, do a yum install mc to get a pseudo-gui file manager/editor.

Then press the ctrl-alt-f2 key combination to get a second log in tty, and log in a a normal user before you try the startx. (Running a GUI as root is an avoidable security risk.) If that works, and you get a GUI, open a terminal window and do a cat /etc/inittab and look at the last line. It should look like this:
Code:
id:5:initdefault:
If the number is 3 instead of 5, change it to a 5. (You can use the mc editor to do that, or, if you're in the GUI, try su -c 'gedit /etc/inittab' to edit the file as "root".

On the other hand, if startx fails, tell us the error that will be displayed on your screen.

Last edited by PTrenholme; 02-21-2011 at 11:24 AM. Reason: Typo
 
Old 02-22-2011, 11:19 AM   #6
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I do not have a internet connection in linux................
 
Old 02-22-2011, 11:27 AM   #7
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From my experience with Fedora, however, some updates remove half the system for dependencies (Debian-based distros, you also experience this problem).
You should know what you do while running development/unstable systems. If you make an update that will remove half of your system because of a dependency-problem, then simply don't press "Y". If you do so, then blame yourself, not the system. Development/unstable versions are not for the mindless.


@kakalig2007: Without giving us some info nobody will be able to help you.
 
  


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