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Old 07-28-2006, 10:32 PM   #1
etern8ty
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little mistake big issue Xwindows login


I am running Fedora 5 and for silly reason i thought it wold be a good idea to change my X server login preferences from standard to terminal now i cant get back in to anything. I tried doing the rescue to get what ever i need fixed but i dont know what to change as the GUI did not tell me what it was editing. Please any one tell me how to fix it or where i need to be looking would help
 
Old 07-28-2006, 10:51 PM   #2
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At the terminal, login as root and run 'xdm'. I think this shoukd get you back to a GUI login screen but I'm not sure of the specifics of what has been changed - it's worth a try. (xdm = X Display Manager)
 
Old 07-28-2006, 11:03 PM   #3
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or.. You can just login as your user, then type startx, and see what that leads you.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 11:17 PM   #4
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alass no effect i cant get the system to get me any where from the xdm. any outher ideas or what i may have to edit?
 
Old 07-29-2006, 12:23 AM   #5
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Did you use GDM before that? You might want to try starting that daemon.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 01:32 AM   #6
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just tryed and still failed it just crashes X a whole pile of times.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 01:49 AM   #7
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anouother interesting fact editing my run leval through grub to 3 or 1. has no effect either it gets to login screen then imidatly acts like its trying to start x and goes back to the blank screen that i am getting with just a cruser that moves just fine to tell me anything is there
 
Old 07-29-2006, 03:18 PM   #8
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Post your error log please.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 08:56 PM   #9
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thats the most anoying thing i dont get a error log it looks like it loded but nothing wever shows up
 
  


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