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Old 09-22-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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Question Unable to see the Graphical Login Prompt for RHEL6


Hi,

I have been using RHEL 6(unsubscribed). I have been playing around installing a lot of software and have been successful with most of them. Recently I tried to install the Amarok Player in Gnome Environment and faced some issues with the missing libraries. I stopped the installation in between and shut down my computer and after that i have not been able to see Graphical Login prompt. Any ideas, I am fairly new to Linux so i am not sure where to look for making changes. Please note that i have set /etc/fstab file to mount NTFS partitions automatically as i have a Dual Boot machine and and often connect Seagate External HDD also, if that might help for info as i have come across mounting issues causing such problems.

Thanks & Regards,

Sridhar
 
Old 09-22-2011, 06:36 PM   #2
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There is no unsubscribed option for RHEL. Use CentOS or Scientific Linux or Fedora.
 
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:40 PM   #3
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Hi,
I have been using RHEL 6(unsubscribed). I have been playing around installing a lot of software and have been successful with most of them. Recently I tried to install the Amarok Player in Gnome Environment and faced some issues with the missing libraries. I stopped the installation in between and shut down my computer and after that i have not been able to see Graphical Login prompt. Any ideas, I am fairly new to Linux so i am not sure where to look for making changes. Please note that i have set /etc/fstab file to mount NTFS partitions automatically as i have a Dual Boot machine and and often connect Seagate External HDD also, if that might help for info as i have come across mounting issues causing such problems.
Not much we can tell you here, since we don't know where you stopped, what package(s) you tried to update from what source, and what error(s) you're seeing in the X logs.

Does your system boot at all?? If it does, check the X log files (usually in /var/log/X<something>.log), and see where it's having a problem. If this is a fresh installation, you'd be better served doing a re-install since you're new to Linux. May be able to do a "yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment" ", which may fix what's broken, but will undo anything you've done with Amarok.

Unless you have a server or a real NEED for RHEL, it's not a good choice for a consumer-machine (i.e. laptop or other machine). RHEL is designed for SERVERS...as such, sound cards, bluetooth, X windows, etc., aren't a real priority, since a server won't usually ever USE those things. If you do need RHEL, consider loading CentOS instead...it's 99.9% identical to RHEL, but free, and you'll have access to online repos and updates. Otherwise, PAY for your RHEL, or load a distro like Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, or openSUSE instead.
 
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:10 PM   #4
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There is no unsubscribed option for RHEL. Use CentOS or Scientific Linux or Fedora.
What I meant was, i am not subscribed for updates from RedHat.
 
Old 09-22-2011, 07:23 PM   #5
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Not much we can tell you here, since we don't know where you stopped, what package(s) you tried to update from what source, and what error(s) you're seeing in the X logs.

Does your system boot at all?? If it does, check the X log files (usually in /var/log/X<something>.log), and see where it's having a problem. If this is a fresh installation, you'd be better served doing a re-install since you're new to Linux. May be able to do a "yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment" ", which may fix what's broken, but will undo anything you've done with Amarok.

Unless you have a server or a real NEED for RHEL, it's not a good choice for a consumer-machine (i.e. laptop or other machine). RHEL is designed for SERVERS...as such, sound cards, bluetooth, X windows, etc., aren't a real priority, since a server won't usually ever USE those things. If you do need RHEL, consider loading CentOS instead...it's 99.9% identical to RHEL, but free, and you'll have access to online repos and updates. Otherwise, PAY for your RHEL, or load a distro like Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, or openSUSE instead.
Thanks for the Reply. Just like to point out that i am not subscribed for updates from Red Hat. I have not used the YUM feature as of now and have been using the RPM commands for all the installations. Moreover i am preparing for RHCE so that is one of reasons i am sticking with RHEL. I have also worked with Fedora and OpenSUSE and have installed them in VMWare environment and have not faced any problems as they seem to automatically resolve dependency issues.

Also to answer your first question, my system does boot it reaches the screen where it would display the username and password, the problem is its not showing the prompt and only showing the background.

Regards,

Sridhar
 
Old 09-22-2011, 07:30 PM   #6
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Thanks for the Reply. Just like to point out that i am not subscribed for updates from Red Hat. I have not used the YUM feature as of now and have been using the RPM commands for all the installations. Moreover i am preparing for RHCE so that is one of reasons i am sticking with RHEL.
All the more reason to use CentOS instead, since you'll then be able to use yum. The RPM commands are probably what broke part of your system. So again, use the yum command given to re-install Gnome from your installation media, or do a fresh install of CentOS and move forward
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I have also worked with Fedora and OpenSUSE and have installed them in VMWare environment and have not faced any problems as they seem to automatically resolve dependency issues.
Right...since those have access to the online repositories. Which you don't have, since you haven't paid for access to it with RHEL. See previous comments about CentOS
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Also to answer your first question, my system does boot it reaches the screen where it would display the username and password, the problem is its not showing the prompt and only showing the background.
Do you mean it's showing the login manager without the boxes, or do you mean it's showing a text-only console? At boot-time, put a "3" into the GRUB options box, and log in, and check the X logs.
 
Old 09-22-2011, 07:37 PM   #7
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All the more reason to use CentOS instead, since you'll then be able to use yum. The RPM commands are probably what broke part of your system. So again, use the yum command given to re-install Gnome from your installation media, or do a fresh install of CentOS and move forward

Right...since those have access to the online repositories. Which you don't have, since you haven't paid for access to it with RHEL. See previous comments about CentOS

Do you mean it's showing the login manager without the boxes, or do you mean it's showing a text-only console? At boot-time, put a "3" into the GRUB options box, and log in, and check the X logs.
Its showing the login manager without the boxes...
 
Old 08-28-2013, 01:05 AM   #8
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Question Rhel-6 Login screen vanished after upgrading firefox3.x to 23

Hi folks,

Am new to linux and to this forum too. Am using Rhel-6 for past 2months yesterday i planned to upgrade my firefox browser from version 3.0 to 23. Installation was successful its really cool to use firefox 23, But there comes the issue all of a sudden i just rebooted it and then i couldn't see any login prompt. But i can login through the other modes but no GUI.... pls help me to resolve it guys, Dont ask me to use centos or any other flavours of LINUX i need it in REDHAT only!

Thanks
vijay
 
Old 08-28-2013, 02:07 AM   #9
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hi vijayece91
this is a 2 year old and dead forum thread about the GUI login screen
Not about getting firefox 23 running on RHEL6.4

please start a new thread .

just HOW did you get 23 to run ?
the prebuilt firefox tarbal from the mozilla web site ?
Or if 64 bit install of ff23 from the mozilla ftp mirrors ?
Or one of the rpm's for ff23 from one of the third party repos ?

Also what else did you do
the prebuilt ff would not have done this
BUT "yum" might have uninstalled 1/2 or more of the operating system in removing ff3
 
Old 08-28-2013, 02:39 AM   #10
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Dear John,

This is how i installed firefox

firfox instalation in RHEL6

* rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterp...-release-6.rpm --nodeps
* yum --enablerepo=remi list firefox
* Dependency packages required
epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm
xulrunner-last(x86-64) >= 23.0.1-1
libxul.so(xul23.0.1)(64bit)
libmozalloc.so()(64bit)
libz.so.1(ZLIB_1.2.0)(64bit) ==> yum install libz* or zlib*
libjpeg.so.62(LIBJPEG_6.2)(64bit) =>yum install libjpeg*
 
Old 08-28-2013, 09:36 AM   #11
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Dear John,

This is how i installed firefox

firfox instalation in RHEL6

* rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterp...-release-6.rpm --nodeps
* yum --enablerepo=remi list firefox
* Dependency packages required
epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm
xulrunner-last(x86-64) >= 23.0.1-1
libxul.so(xul23.0.1)(64bit)
libmozalloc.so()(64bit)
libz.so.1(ZLIB_1.2.0)(64bit) ==> yum install libz* or zlib*
libjpeg.so.62(LIBJPEG_6.2)(64bit) =>yum install libjpeg*
Ok...so you installed it with RPM instead of yum (which is a bad idea), and told it not to look for dependencies. Since the program got installed WITHOUT the dependencies, it's not surprising that it's failing, is it? That's why rpm will complain about missing components (which you disabled), and yum will install them for you (which is why it's preferred).

So, either install Firefox with the yum command (after REMOVING the one you have installed now), or install all the dependencies. And as JohnVV said, you need to open your own thread for your own question...did you read the LQ Rules??
 
Old 08-28-2013, 11:28 PM   #12
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Hi TBOne,

So what i suppose to do after this issue ??? Give me any suggestion so that i can come across this, by today which should be good. And tell me how to create a new thread!!!

Thanks
Vijay

Last edited by vijayece91; 08-28-2013 at 11:29 PM.
 
Old 08-28-2013, 11:48 PM   #13
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in the new thread please include
the EXACT command you used to install firefox23
from the above post it looks like you installed the remi repo ( but did not install "yum-priories" plugin nor configure it
-- as per all the warnings on the CentOS wiki for installing software repos
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories
did you read the warning ?
-- quote-
Quote:
Les RPM de Remi repository - (See http://rpms.famillecollet.com/) has been recommended on the mailing list and forum. Remi Collet maintains latest version of MySQL and PHP (backports of fedora RPM). Repo configs for EL6 i386 EL6 x86_64, EL5 i386, and EL5 x86_64 as well as EL4 are available. Suggest caution if using this repo due to replacement of core packages.
as in "yum-priories" or "protect base" is needed

but then it is unknown if you just updated firefox with yum
or
if you downloaded JUST ff23( firefox-23.0.1-1.el6.remi.i686.rpm)
bypassing all the safeguards and manually installed the rpm
 
Old 08-29-2013, 09:10 AM   #14
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Hi TBOne,
So what i suppose to do after this issue ??? Give me any suggestion so that i can come across this, by today which should be good.
This is a volunteer forum...telling us to hurry up and answer you 'today' is fairly rude. If you need 'urgent' help, then pay for RHEL or SLES, and call their tech support. And did you read (and understand), what I posted before? It was VERY plain: either install Firefox with the yum command (after REMOVING the one you have installed now), or install all the dependencies. That's what you do...pick one of the two options.
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And tell me how to create a new thread!!!
Try looking at the top of the page in ANY forum...see if you can spot the "New Thread" button. Try clicking it.
 
  


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