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Old 07-24-2008, 09:23 AM   #1
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GUI mode problem

I have recently installed fc5 everything goes well except GUI mode.

If i keep my system ideal for 15mint the GUI mode is going to struck but i can go to other terminals using crtl + Alt f1...etc., but i can't get my GUI back if do ctl+alt f7 it shows blank screen. I don't know what is problem it's new machine.

help me out to fix the problem.

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Old 07-24-2008, 09:59 AM   #2
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First, until you get the gui problem fixed, let's set your default on login to text mode. In /etc/inittab, change

TO -
Now, Have you checked your log file(s)? Look at the last one that is listed in

ls -ltr /var/log/Xorg.*.log

any error messages (EE)?


Did you do the install yourself? Was there not a step that configured the monitor in the install?

Or, Have you configured /etc/X11/xorg.conf post-install with a system tool? There might be one with a name like "system-config-display"* or xorgconfig. (leaving this at the moment as an exercise for the reader. search google for fedora xorg setup)

* you might need to run "[sudo] yum install system-config-display" first
Old 11-24-2008, 03:46 AM   #3
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Hi Everybody,

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Old 11-24-2008, 04:40 AM   #4
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Mchourasia, it would be better if you opened a new thread for a new problem instead of hijacking another. In any case, you are probably using a flat screen and your xorg.conf settings are set to values your monitor cannot handle.



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