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Old 04-02-2010, 10:55 AM   #1
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Updating from fedora 11 to Fedora 12


Hello,
I tried to update fedora 11 to Fedora 12 and when my update finished, it represented me with text login not GUI. I tried to start the xserver with startx but it could not find the command. I changed the etc/inittab file from 3 to 5 and when I booted the system nothing showed on the screen it remains blank.

Anybody with any ideas?


Thanks

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Old 04-02-2010, 11:05 AM   #2
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What I would do -

Use a live CD to get back into your inittab and set default back to 3. Then when you reboot Fed hopefully you will get a text login again. The startx binary might just be missing from your $PATH so login as root, then type 'type startx' and it should hopefully show up in an sbin directory. If you find it, run it as root, or use the full file path to run it.

report back!

Last edited by spoovy; 04-02-2010 at 11:06 AM.
 
Old 04-02-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
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May be you have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
with the "nvidia" driver included ? ?

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Old 04-02-2010, 12:49 PM   #4
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf file
with the "nvidia" driver included ? ?


How do I fix it?

/sbin

The sbin directory does not have startx command. Where is it?
 
Old 04-02-2010, 02:28 PM   #5
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cd /etc/X11/
su
mv xorg.conf xorg.conf-F11
( No xorg.conf is usually required on Fedora 12.)

The command " /usr/bin/startx "
is from the package ' xorg-x11-xinit '.
Please do : rpm -qa | grep xorg-x11-xinit
... to check, that the package is installed.
... ...
 
Old 04-02-2010, 06:37 PM   #6
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yup my mistake, its in /usr/bin

Last edited by spoovy; 04-02-2010 at 06:39 PM.
 
Old 04-03-2010, 11:30 AM   #7
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Nothing works
mv xorg.conf xorg.conf-F11

/usr/bin/startx

rpm -qa | grep xorg-x11-xinit



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