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Old 08-21-2008, 04:42 AM   #1
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Question Unable to get GUI while starting the system...


I am using Fedora Core 5 operating system from many days. Everything was working fine up till now. But few days before, my system stopped responding to any action. so, I rebooted the system. From that time, I am unable to get the GUI of the system.
I do not get the GUI automatically, when I start the system. When I start the system, each and every process gets started normally, But After that I do not get the graphical user login page.
For getting the GUI, I had to login in single user mode and then use startx command to get the GUI.
Can anyone tell me what is this problem, and how to solve it.

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Edit the file /etc/inittab
change runlevel to 5

i'e in line "id:5:initdefault:"

Old 08-22-2008, 12:18 AM   #3
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Hi Shashidhara,

Thanks for your reply. I checked /etc/inittab. The run level is already 5.
The problem is that, When I start the system, It shows me all the services started (i.e. [OK]). But after that, instead of displaying graphical login page, I get a black screen and the mouse pointer. Actually It should display the graphical login page.

Old 08-22-2008, 12:52 AM   #4
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A black screen - but you have a mouse pointer? Hmm. On boot, don't do anything like run 'startx', instead, check your logs in /var/log and see if you can find clues as to why X or your desktop manager isn't initializing properly.


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