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Old 09-02-2008, 11:53 AM   #16
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Use the command cp, the syntax for which is

cp source destination,

where the source and destination operands are where you're copying from and to, respectively. Manual pages provide information about commands - usually you get the man page by running "man command" (without the quotes).
Old 09-02-2008, 01:24 PM   #17
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If this works
X -config /root/
then go on an
cp /root/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf
but as already suggested, you'll need to get known with the command line,
some basics are important like
- mv
- ls
- find
- cp
- chmod
- chown, chgrp
- some more...

man cp
is a command to display the "manuals" of the specified commands using groff to show it on
the stdout (standard output)
Old 09-02-2008, 01:25 PM   #18
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I would say this case is closed (even if I am not a mod)
continued here "Ultra Noob-stuck on Login screen after first reboot-Fedora9"
Old 09-02-2008, 01:42 PM   #19
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Cant X -configure

Hi all,

I tried to run X -configure Got fatal server error:
Caught signal 7. Server aborting
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How bout if I re-install? Can someone give me a map exactly what to enterf during installation so I don't muck it up again?
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1. at which point did you issue the command X -configure ?
2. however turn on the pc
3. at the point it stops booting press ALT+F2
4. login as root
5. issue the command init 3
6. run the command X -configure again
7. issue X -config /root/ if it works and you see an X close it with CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE
8. copy that file over cp /root/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf


ReInstall = surrender

and we'll never surrender.
Old 09-02-2008, 07:06 PM   #22
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Its possible the OP didn't ask for a GUI/X-win to be installed. If this is a brand new install, re-install would be simpler & quicker for a newbie, rather than trying to fix it manually.
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I agree with chrism01 - if this is a new install, re-installation should definitely be much easier.

To get Fedora to startup sequence 3, there are many ways, so if you're not successful with one, try the other.

Path 1: As outlined by odcheck

Path 2: as root, edit the /etc/inittab, at the bottom you should be able to find "5" between this line "id:5:initdefault:". Edit that "5" to "3", and when you start up your computer, you should be on startup sequence 3, edit it back to 5 once you're ready to start X server again.

Path 3: If you use GRUB, then just press anything during the countdown, you'll be taken into a list of OS you want to boot (or different kernel versions, but I doubt you'll have one at this stage). Anyway, press the key "e" to edit the one you want, then you'd usually come across 3 lines, once again, press "e" on the second line that usually ends with "rhgb quiet". Just put a 3 at the end there, so it becomes "rhgb quiet 3", press enter. Then press the key "b" to boot it.

Once you're in, put in your username and password, and you're ready to issue the following command:

X -configure

Good luck!
Old 09-02-2008, 10:39 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by isaliveart View Post
Hi-I need someone to walk me thru Login fix. I successfully installed Fedora 9, when I reboot, I get text Login prompt: computer name login: however, during set up, I never [established] a local user, and password. . . .
From what and how you describe your installation, it sounds as if you did not install the required components to enable X sessions. If you don’t have the required RPMs for X and either Gnome or KDE, there is nothing you can do to get into runlevel 5.

You now have a couple of options. One, do a reinstall and ensure you do a GUI install and select the appropriate X packages. Second, you can do a yum –y groupinstall “X Windows System” “GNOME Desktop Environment” to make sure you install all required packages for a GUI session.
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I don't agree, if you don't know what you're doing and you install Fedora 9 without any precognition.
So just press Enter... Enter... yes blahfassel, yes agree... then GNOME with all the default would be installed.
However REINSTALL and keep an eye on the Installation that you leave everything default.
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Either an option not to install the gui was selected, or more likely, the install screwed up somewhere.

The default behaviour for Fedora is to go through the install process, reboot, then set up a non-root user during this first reboot. The fact that this didn't happen suggests something has gone awry. It that's a case, who knows what else is wrong, and a re-install would be a better solution, not to mention way quicker.

If this happens again, the real question then becomes why? As I recall, it would not be all that easy to tell Fedora not to install any gui (you'd need to customise the install and de-select gnome for example). I'd still expect it to as for a non-root user - not that I've ever tried this.
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I merged your two closely related threads; next time please don't start
a new thread for a response, but carry on where you left of.


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