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Old 01-25-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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Fresh Install of FC6: Can't login!


So strange..

I installed FC6 in text mode. Went through all the steps, but I recall the setup not asking me to put in a user account name. Although it did ask me to fill in a root password. I thought nothing of it and went along. The install finishes and I restart. Everything loads up and finally I come to a text prompt asking me for a login and password. Since I never filled in a user account NAME, I obviously can't login. I put the FC6 CD back in to see if I missed a step and once again a screen came up never asking for a user account name. Please help, I'd like to actually USE this operating system lol. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 01:32 AM   #2
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in the Fedora Forum and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 01:35 AM   #3
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At the login prompt, login as the user "root" and enter the root password you set during install time. After that, add a new user, by using the useradd command and give the new user a password using the password command e.g.
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#useradd someuser
#passwd someuser
After that logout of the root account and login as the new user.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 01:35 PM   #4
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Alright I've created the new user name and password and logged into it. But I'm still at the prompt.. All the other distros I've installed have taken me to GUI by default.. Is it different with FC6? How do I get to the GUI, and what do I need to do for it to send me there by default in the future? Thanks again!
 
Old 01-26-2007, 01:41 PM   #5
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k figured that out... it's "startx"


But now when I execute that command, my monitor loses signal after a few seconds and shuts off...

I think it's because of graphic driver issues. FC6 does not recognize my Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX by default so it times out when loading Xorg.. Would anyone know how to fix this? If I can't get into the operating system, I can't install the driver..
 
Old 01-27-2007, 08:00 PM   #6
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Anyone? I really need help with this..
 
Old 01-27-2007, 08:38 PM   #7
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Read this the nvidia stuff still applies
http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora...es.html#nVidia
 
Old 01-28-2007, 11:55 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jlo_sandog
Read this the nvidia stuff still applies
http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora...es.html#nVidia

can I use gedit in text mode?
 
Old 01-28-2007, 01:51 PM   #9
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can I use gedit in text mode?
No you can't because it needs a running X session. Use editors such as Emacs, VIM and nano in the command line.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 03:49 PM   #10
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Check this link it will show you how to get your Nvidia card working:
Nvidia_FedoraCore

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