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Old 11-10-2008, 01:23 PM   #1
linky
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Help with booting Fedora 9...


Hey people.

After i rebooted my fedora system, i can't boot up to gui mode, or what it's called.
I'm new to linux, so maybe i need some more detailed explanation

Here's what i boot up to:
http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/5/3/1044179/fed.png

How do i fix it, so it boots up normally?
 
Old 11-10-2008, 01:31 PM   #2
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Type in startx (you will want to do that as your normal user) and hit return. Post back the response - if you get a load of code, post it here in [ code][ /code ] tags (without the spaces) so we can help with the diagnosis.

Also let us know which graphics card you are using.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 03:47 PM   #3
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What if i didn't create a second user when i installed fedora?
Well it gives me a lot of text, but im sure its this part:
Code:
Parse error on line 40 of section Screen in file /etc/x11/xorg.conf
"Modes" is not a valid keyword in this section
Allright, i know that i added "modes" myself to that file, but here's the explanation:

I am running this fedora system on Sun's VirtualBox.
The problem was that the size of the screen was so big, that i had to scroll the window.
I then found this site on google (http://mytechrantings.blogspot.com/2...irtualbox.html) saying that i should add that parameter. I now see that i thought it was OUTSIDE the subsection, but it isn't.


So how do i fix this? Can it be done without reformat?
 
Old 11-10-2008, 03:54 PM   #4
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for some reason you did not install using the gui but in text mode .
what is your 3d card ( if you have one) nvidia or ATI .
see the how to's below
if ati then you will find that gnome/kde will NOT work until you install the ati driver ( on fedora 9 )
see: "Fedora 9 (F9) and ATI ( fglrx ) with working OpenGL!"
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=189227

if nvidia then the generic "nv" 2d driver will allow the desktop to start until you install the kmod-nvidia
SEE: "Nvidia Videocard Setup In Fedora Linux"
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=188241
 
Old 11-11-2008, 07:29 AM   #5
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No JohnVV i installed in it the default mode, i didn't choose text mode. My gfx is a Geforce 7950gt.
Well what i actually just need, is to know how i can maybe reset that config file or something to clear out that line, that gives the system a error.
 
Old 11-11-2008, 07:54 AM   #6
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You can edit the xorg.conf file by hand (look at "man xorg.conf" for all the details), or you can run xorgconfig.
 
Old 11-11-2008, 11:28 AM   #7
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your card is a "Geforce 7950gt" so there will be a line in the xorg.conf like this ( using the 2d [only]driver that came with fedora)
Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nv"

EndSection
give this a try change " nv " to " versa"
or if it is versa then change it to nv
-------
type into the terminal after you login as root ( yes root)

nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and edit that line
also to change hoe it is booting ,from text only to gui.
thit will work IF when you type in
" startx "
the gui starts

nano /etc/inittab

and change the last line from
id:3:initdefault:
-- to --
id:5:initdefault:

change the 3 to a 5
 
Old 11-11-2008, 11:56 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by John VV View Post
your card is a "Geforce 7950gt" so there will be a line in the xorg.conf like this ( using the 2d [only]driver that came with fedora)
Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nv"

EndSection
give this a try change " nv " to " versa"
or if it is versa then change it to nv
-------
type into the terminal after you login as root ( yes root)

nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and edit that line
also to change hoe it is booting ,from text only to gui.
thit will work IF when you type in
" startx "
the gui starts

nano /etc/inittab

and change the last line from
id:3:initdefault:
-- to --
id:5:initdefault:

change the 3 to a 5
What he said, except it's "vesa" not "versa"
 
Old 11-11-2008, 03:16 PM   #9
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Thank you all, i got it to work now
I removed the "modes 1024x768" up in the subsection and then it worked, thank you John.

But now, when i finally can update the system, it gives me this error O.o
http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/5/3/1044179/error.png
 
Old 11-11-2008, 07:03 PM   #10
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sorry "vesa" not "versa . oops

did you install the NEW security keys
type in
Code:
su -
yum update fedora-release
to get the new security keys

and what happens if you use yum
Code:
su -
yum update yum 
-- then type in --
yum update
and post the text form any errors
then once you update the system you WILL want to install a driver for your 3d card
the vesa driver is 2d ONLY
see:
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...f9.html#nvidia

but use " su - " and not "sudo" unless you have already setup sudo( not setup by default )
 
Old 11-12-2008, 07:30 AM   #11
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Arh, again and again, you have no idea how thankfully i am for your help

I believe its updating atm. we'll see if there's other error after this 484 files have been downloaded and installed. *yawn*
 
  


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