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Re: Unable to logon

Jeffrey D. Yuille wrote:

I have just installed the Fedora Core 4 Test 1 version and I am not able to log on. After everything seems to install, I am brought to the logon screen but after I try to log on, I only see the blue screen without anything loading up. During installation and just before logging on, you are generally given the option to set the screen resolution, provide a username, etc. I didn't even get the opportunity to do this. The one time the computer did load up, it took about four minutes to load to the desktop and I had to create a regular user account through the root account. I did a clean install on two different computers (a Dell Dimension xps t600r and a Dell Inspiron 4000 laptop) and I have the same problem. How do I correct this? Has anyone else had this problem? Any help would be appreciated.


You may be victim of several bugs. If you log into the gui without first logging into a text terminal (CTRL-ALT-F1 for example) as root and running
yum update gdm
you will not get a useable screen. You must also manually add a normal user as root - the firstboot program is hosed.

Updating everything (not easy in itself - see other posts) finally makes firstboot run on the next reboot.

Hope this helps.


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