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Old 07-31-2008, 05:20 AM   #1
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Fedora 8 goes to Command prompt and donot shut down normally


I Installed Fedora 8 but it goes to Command prompt instead of normal Screen. When I login to Root and write Startx it works normally, but it do not provide shutwon icon. I write command Shutdown now , but it shows folloing

sh-3.2 #
INIT: Sending Processes the TERM Signal
I wait long but have to shut down manualy. Can anybody tell me is installation wrong ? how it will work normally

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Edit the file /etc/inittab (as root) and set this line


you've prob got a 3 instead of the 5.
Then reboot and you should get the GUI.
The shutown options are in the menus: System->Shutdown
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also depending on your hardware the fedora installer may have ran in "text only " without the gui.
this would happen if there is VERY little ram 256 or NO graphics card and a very bad built-in chip set .
so what is your system?
a laptop ?
is it new ?
is it less than $500 US or more than %1500 us?
a desktop new or older than 8 years old ?
was it a $500 us bare bones or a $ 4,000 quad core with dual Nvidia cards ?
some system specs will be helpful .


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