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Old 07-06-2011, 11:15 PM   #31
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Fedora has this feature during boot put where the version like Fedora 14 will show up in the lower right corner of the screen and a progress bar next to it running across the remain bottom edge of the screen fills up. When I try to boot up the screen just stays stuck there with a full progress bar.

I can press Ctrl+Alt+F2 and go to a command line login screen, and I can successfully log in from there, only I have no graphical system.

I typed which XFdrake from the command prompt and the system could not find that, so Fedora must not use that to configure its X Server. I'll probably have to research to see if it has something comparable, because off the top of my head I'm not aware of anything. I don't usually have worry about configuring X Windows, and once it works, I never had to change it until something really screws things up.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 08:48 AM   #32
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It may be called something like X configure.
Also you will need to log into root to run it, or use sudo. Though I personally don't see the value in sudo, unless you wanted to give some user some limited commands. But then that's a whole other subject. :-)

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Old 07-07-2011, 11:09 PM   #33
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I did a Google search and it looks like the command system-config-display is supposed to help fix the X server. I tried running it and got this error output:

Quote:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xconf.py", line 27, in <module>
import xf86config
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/xf86config.py", line 1, in <module>
import ixf86config
ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ixf86configmodule.so: undefined symbol: xstrtokenize
I'm not sure what this means.
 
Old 07-08-2011, 12:12 PM   #34
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I did some googling to see if Fedora had something like what mandriva has, but could only find the command that you found, and as you can guess a lot of other people have run into the same kind of errors.

You can also edit the config file manually, but what mandriva has, makes that so much easier. It's too bad that Fedora does not have what mandriva has.

I think that Mandriva is the best linux flavor, but they are in rather fragile unknown future right now. I've decided to become more Linux independent so that I'm not dependent on any one flavor of Linux. So I have now compiled for the first time a linux kernel straight from Linux.org. So in the future I plan to have a hybrid Linux being that I will have different tools from different Linux flavors; using what I like, and discarding what I don't like. For example installing XFdrake into Fedora might make fedora easier to use, but then it might cause more trouble. I'm really disappointed in how the different linux flavors are not learning from each other to gather up the better tools and continue to develop more tools.

You will probably just have to manually edit the config file.

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Old 07-09-2011, 12:13 PM   #35
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I issued

Code:
yum upgrade --skip-broken
and after a lengthy process of downloading and updating, I was able to reboot the computer into X Windows.
Everything seems to work okay as far as I can tell.
 
Old 07-11-2011, 11:19 PM   #36
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Glad to hear you have it working now.

Now you get to go through that fun process one more time. :-)

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