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Old 07-02-2004, 02:07 PM   #1
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Stuck with CLI on post install

Hi, I'm new to Fedora. I installed, all booted fine. Then I had to format... it installed fine and booted fine. Although, I am stuck with a CLI. It enters runlevel 5 (I get no bootslash ethier), then after the rest of it boots, it gives me a message, something like:

INIT: Unidentified token "x" respawed too fast, respawing in 5 minutes.

If I wait 5 minutes, its there again, if I hit enter, I can login, then I type startx, xorg config, all those types of commands: they're unknown commands. And I saw them get installed,, KDE, Gnome, they all got installed so why are the startx and any X related commands not working? And how do I get into KDE/Gnome?


P.S On this "broken install" when the install quits, I see a ton of errors about the rpmdb... on the old one that worked fine before I formatted I didn't see that.
Old 07-02-2004, 02:26 PM   #2
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And there are no duplicate packages (I searched) so how do I know (if any) which are missing???
Old 07-02-2004, 04:35 PM   #3
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AND, I burnt with good ISO's (md5sum was ok) and I even burnt new CD's and no matter how many times I reformat or re install with ethier sets of CD's I get the same error
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have a look at xfree log in /var/log
command to use :
#less filename
Old 07-26-2004, 02:20 PM   #5
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no X on startup

I encountered the same thing.. /etc/inittab set to default to runlevel 5, but no X. Logging in in text mode in runlevel 3 and entering startx worked fine.

The X server log mentioned something about drm not found. so I made sure to rebuild the kernel with support for it (FWIW, I am running a very plain ATI AIW card... dunno if that matters).

That got X to start up in runlevel 5.

HOWEVER, I note that sometimes (well, often) X now hangs logging a user in: lots of disk activity, but never starts up the user's session. Same effect if I just startx from text mode... that's what got me to this forum... looking for an answer for that.


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