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Re: Clean install of Fedora 12 will not bring up login screen after upgrade



John Nissley writes:


   I did a clean installation of Fedora 12 from the CD today and the
   first boot was fine. I could log into the computer and get the
   graphical interface. I then did a yum upgrade and 500 MB later the
   upgrade was finished. I then rebooted the computer and now the boot
   gets stuck at the f that looks like infinity which is just before
   the login screen would display. I can boot into single user mode and
   also get into text mode but the graphical mode will not give me the
   login screen. I saw that there was not a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file so
   I ran Xorg -configure to create one but that did not help either.

   Any ideas on what could be causing this?
Boot into text mode. Log in on the console, run "startx" and see what happens: 1) If you get bounced back to the terminal, save a copy of /var/log/Xorg.0.log, then look inside, for clues. 2) If the display hangs, try to switch to another VT using ALT-F2, or ALT-F3. Save a copy of /var/log/Xorg.0.log. Ditto. 3) If all else fails, do the three-fingered salute, reboot into text mode, log in to the console, then save a copy of /var/log/Xorg.0.log, then look inside, for clues. Ditto.

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I can boot to text mode fine. I can then log in and type startx and the GUI will come up and operate correctly but if I try to boot directly into the GUI mode I do not get the log in screen to allow me to log in.
An error I see in the /var/log/Xorg.0.log is:
Fatal Server Error:
xp86OpenConsole: VT_WAITACTIVE failed: Interrupted system call

Any suggestions?


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