Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-18-2017, 02:55 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2017
Posts: 94

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Can't get to GUI login screen on Fedora

Recently I have had to reinstall GNOME3 (presumably due to something getting corrupted) but this hasn't fixed my inability to login via GUI, I can still log in through CLI. Normally I would be fine with this but I use multiple desktop environments and I haven't figured out A way how to start A different desktop environment through the CLI. I'm running Fedora 26 btw.
Old 08-18-2017, 07:15 AM   #2
Registered: Dec 2012
Location: Mauritius
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 552

Rep: Reputation: 271Reputation: 271Reputation: 271
First see if other desktop environments (DE) are installed on your system:
  dnf list installed | grep environment
If the DE you want is not there then see how Fedora calls it:
  dnf grouplist -v
Then you install it, e.g.
  dnf install @cinnamon-desktop-environment
After this, I am not sure of the procedures. I think you should run
  systemctl set-default
in order to get it to work, or you should add a few lines to /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients
Old 08-18-2017, 07:56 AM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware & Android
Posts: 11,028

Rep: Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251Reputation: 1251
Let's see the errors from /var/log/Xorg.0.log in a little bit of context. Please don't post all the crap that works out fine.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't get to GUI login screen on Fedora Sol33t303 Linux - General 6 08-14-2017 04:23 AM
GUI login screen bounces me back to login screen after i enter passwd Waris Linux - Newbie 2 07-16-2017 01:12 PM
Fedora 17 gui login screen cannot handle dual monitors rebible Fedora 1 07-23-2012 11:18 PM
Fedora 10 - Login Screen - GUI not bootup nodopro Linux - Newbie 4 12-30-2009 02:24 AM
Change Fedora Login Screen to KDE login screen ada601 Linux - Software 2 08-15-2004 06:07 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:30 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration