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someone what of a Fedora 7 newbie, but i have never run into this problem before. Everything was fine for weeks, was testing different SAMBA and FTP solutions for my company, but i did some tooling with the 2ndHD in the computer, adding folders and permissions, so i updated the VSFTP userslist and ftp_users list to compensate for my changes, then i rebooted to confirm that all services and mounts would still be working on a reboot. Computer reboots fine (all services come up as [OK]) GUI login screen comes up but when i log in Poof, i'm in TVM (Tim's Window Manager). Check the boot file and it's listed last, meaning it skipped gnome for some reason. There were no errors. Did i do something wrong in setting up VSFTP?
Ok that is really weird. I am not sure where to go from here other than maybe check the .xinitrc file in your /home directory and see what it is trying to start. Also you might want to make sure Gnome and GDM are installed and not corrupted. This is based on the assumption that you are using GDM. I haven't used Fedora since 6 so the .xinitrc file may not be in the /home directory.
On my Arch install it looks like this...
# Executed by startx (run your window manager from here)
# exec startkde
# exec icewm
# exec blackbox
# exec fluxbox
Remember that files that begin with a . are hidden so you have to do an ls -la in a console or show hidden files in Nautilus. You probably already know this but just to be sure...