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Old 10-12-2007, 12:29 PM   #1
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Question Why does Gnome get skipped on Boot FC7


Hello,
someone what of a Fedora 7 newbie, but i have never run into this problem before. Everything was fine for weeks, was testing different SAMBA and FTP solutions for my company, but i did some tooling with the 2ndHD in the computer, adding folders and permissions, so i updated the VSFTP userslist and ftp_users list to compensate for my changes, then i rebooted to confirm that all services and mounts would still be working on a reboot. Computer reboots fine (all services come up as [OK]) GUI login screen comes up but when i log in Poof, i'm in TVM (Tim's Window Manager). Check the boot file and it's listed last, meaning it skipped gnome for some reason. There were no errors. Did i do something wrong in setting up VSFTP?
 
Old 10-12-2007, 01:52 PM   #2
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Aloha,
At the login screen there should be a session selector. Click on it and select Gnome and see what happens.
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Edward
 
Old 10-12-2007, 02:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response,

under the session selector menu the only options are 1. Last Session 2. Default Session

nothing for Gnome.

-mpw
 
Old 10-12-2007, 03:43 PM   #4
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Aloha,
Ok that is really weird. I am not sure where to go from here other than maybe check the .xinitrc file in your /home directory and see what it is trying to start. Also you might want to make sure Gnome and GDM are installed and not corrupted. This is based on the assumption that you are using GDM. I haven't used Fedora since 6 so the .xinitrc file may not be in the /home directory.
On my Arch install it looks like this...
#!/bin/sh
#
# ~/.xinitrc
#
# Executed by startx (run your window manager from here)
#
#exec xterm
#exec wmaker
# exec startkde
exec gnome-session
# exec icewm
# exec blackbox
# exec fluxbox

Here is a link that may shed some light..
http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/changeman.html
Mahalo,
Edward

Last edited by Hiko; 10-12-2007 at 03:44 PM. Reason: Add link to tuxfiles
 
Old 10-12-2007, 05:32 PM   #5
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nothing of that sort, which i could find. Trying to reinstall gdm to see what happens.
 
Old 10-12-2007, 06:18 PM   #6
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Aloha,
Remember that files that begin with a . are hidden so you have to do an ls -la in a console or show hidden files in Nautilus. You probably already know this but just to be sure...
Mahalo,
Edward
 
Old 10-14-2007, 12:42 AM   #7
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no luck, i think something else is corrupt... But everything else is running fine... GDM re-install did nothing...
 
  


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