Fedora Installation :: Booted To Console Prompt - How To Start Gnome

Mar 20, 2009

I finally got my system to boot to a console prompt. This is a fresh installation of fc10 that I have struggled to get working with my old Adaptec 2940 scsi hardware. I am a little fuzzy on the whole gtk, gdm, gnome thing. So how do I go from this console prompt to configuring the new installation with desktop?So let's say I am logged on as root on the console.

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Installation :: Ubuntu Boots To Terminal Type Prompt / Command To Start Gnome From That?

May 26, 2010

Since upgrading ubuntu boots to a prompt rather than logging into gnome. has anyone run into this? what can I do to fix this?
I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10.4.
does anyone know the command to start gnome from the prompt?

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Ubuntu :: Gnome Don't Start - Only Console Does

May 18, 2010

I have a very strange trouble with gnome/X11/Adapter/memory, I really don't know! When I upgrade my memory to 2Gb (1Gb+1Gb), graphic mode not starting! Load only console, but gnome not load. And besides error message not showing. 'starx' command leads to black screen and nothing happends, keyboard doesn't work too. if I leave 1Gb memory, all working perfectly! tell me where I can find log-message or how I can solve that problem. In /var/log I can't found anything interesting.

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Fedora Installation :: Cannot Start X Or Gnome After Upgrade To FC15

Jun 21, 2011

I upgraded Sunday evening from FC14 to FC15 using the yum preupgrade method. Services such as httpd, vsftpd, sshd, named and even the VNC server are all running. I can connect via VNC client and get a downgraded gnome desktop, but from the console, I cannot start X or gnome desktop.I have searched many threads over the last day+ and found many references to problems with nVidia drivers - and I have a nVidia adapter. but I am not sure what is next to do and need a lead.

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Fedora Installation :: Gnome Failed To Start - Some Features Not Available

Aug 20, 2011

I am having some problems installing Fedora 15 64-bit. I use the install DVD. I have an AMD Phenom and a NVidia 8600GTS. When I install using the normal method, my screen freezes somewhere in the settings screen for choosing the computer name. If I use the basic video driver for installing I have no problem. However after everything is installed, and Fedora starts, Gnome says that it failed to start and some features are not available.

I found some information at [URL] that I tried. However after installing kmod-nvidia and rebooting I no longer see any graphical display. A lot of text is on the screen without any error, but no x-windows appears. What can I do to install Fedora correctly and have a good working system? Is the 32-bit version easier to get it working? How can you recover from a system that does not start? What I could do to recover from it.

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Software :: Start A Program From Tty1 Console To Be Executed In Tty2 Console?

Sep 8, 2010

How can I start a program from tty1 console text mode to be executed in tty2 console text mode? Actualy I would like to start a program (chat client cli program) in tty8 automaticaly when linux PC boots.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Shutdown Prompt In Every Gnome Distro

Sep 3, 2010

Every single Gnome based distro I have tried on a desktop machine has immediately popped up with the Log Out, Shut Down etc prompt as soon as the desktop loads. I doesn't happen with any KDE based distro!

I have tried resetting the CMOS/BIOS etc and it's not the Power Pack, tried two!

The machine is a Fujitsu Siemens Desktop with 3GB RAM, decent graphics etc...

I've tried KDE distros and don't like them as much and really want to get back to a Gnome environment.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Server Won't Start Properly - Goes To Initramfs Prompt

May 31, 2010

I'm trying to install ubuntu-10.04-server-i386 in Virtualbox on Windows XP Home (for use as a Drupal development server) using the instructions here [URL]... the Ubuntu server will not start properly. Instead it goes to an initramfs prompt as follows


Another thread suggested typing 'exit' after a while but it just repeats the same output. It seems the root disk doesn't exist. I allowed the installer to set up partitions to its own recommendation (Guided?) although I'm not entirely sure what it did - I think there are two partitions but you guys will know that. The host disk is SATA. The CPU is a dualcore but I've only enabled one CPU on the guest within Virtualbox. Also, I had to enable PAE mode as without it Virtualbox crashed every time I started the guest. PAE wasn't mentioned in the instructions mentioned above. I've tried changing the various other disk parameters in Virtualbox (without fully understanding them) but no luck. I also ran run the boot info script from a desktop LiveCD and the results are given below.


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Fedora :: Gnome-keyring-prompt-3 Getting Stuck?

Jun 27, 2011

F15 from fresh install off LiveCD. I find that on fresh login my ssh agent situation is a bit confused.

I normally ssh-add my keys to the authentication agent, and then ssh to remote hosts without thinking too much about it. Recently, the ssh command has been hanging. Running with -vvv shows it stops at the point it should talk to gnome-keyring:

At that point it hangs and a ctrl-c will kill it.

The ssh-add command cannot connect to the ssh agent:

If I run to that ssh hang again, and this time grep ps for keyring:

I haven't had any gnome-keyring-prompt window appear on my desktop. Checking all workspaces, and using the Gnome 3 Overview screen to visually view open windows, doesn't show it. "kill -9 2101" returns the hung ssh attempt to the prompt immediately. Thinking about it, I don't believe I've had the Gnome 'enter your password to unlock your keyring' prompt once since installing F15.

I noticed that SSH_AUTH_SOCK seems a little confused:

So it seems that gnome-keyring-daemon is using one tmp directory while my shell has been set up with another. If i manually set the SSH_AUTH_SOCK variable, things start working again:

As I now have to reset SSH_AUTH_SOCK in every terminal I want to use the agent in.

What's the next best step to investigating why the gnome keyring prompt isn't appearing, and how the SSH_AUTH_SOCK variable is getting mismatched with the gnome-keyring-daemon's tmp dir?

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Fedora :: Set The Console In Both Kde And Gnome?

Oct 11, 2009

How can I set the console in both kde and gnome (mostly kde konsole) to the usual [username@localhost]<currentfolder> layout ?. It looks like this now:

bash-4.0$ cd /home/M/Documents
the real console after text based login has the normal layout "[root@Fedora ~]#" but consoles within x only show "bash-4.0$"

What have I messed up and how can I restore it ?

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Fedora Installation :: Force The Gnome Fallback To Start Up Directly On A Reboot?

Aug 12, 2011

After a great deal of pain I have Fedora 15 running in Virtual Box 4.1 on a older Mac Book Pro running Lion. When I boot Fedora 15 I get a black screen. I can get a virtual console by banging on the fn ctrl option f2 keys I can then use 'startx' to get another black screen but clicking around for a bit gives me the gnome fallback windowing. Is there any way I can force the gnome fallback to start up directly on a reboot?

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Fedora :: Remove The Console-like Start Up?

Sep 8, 2011

fedora logo animation splashscreen that appeared when the Live CD was booting? Now when I boot into my Fedora 15 I get an ugly verbose console-like output and am not interested in seeing what's happening behind the scenes!

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Fedora Installation :: New Kernel Not Booted After Update (F12)?

Jan 19, 2010

On a new install of Fedora 12, I did the online update (using PackageKit). However, though the new kernel with images are seen in /etc/boot it still boots into the old kernel:


$ uname -a
Linux LinuxFedora.HomePC #1 SMP Sat Nov 7 21:25:57 EST 2009 i686


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Fedora :: How To Prevent GDM To Start X Server On Console

Feb 15, 2011

I have a headless server, and I want to prevent GDM 2.30 from starting the graphical login on the console screen. As I use XDMCP, I still need GDM running on the server... With previous versions of GDM, I was doing that through gdmsetup, which ended with these lines in /etc/custom.conf :



but it seems that it's not working anymore with 2.30...

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Ubuntu Installation :: Vmware-server-console Doesn't Start On 11?

Jul 18, 2011

After upgrading Ubuntu to version 11, vmware-server-console stopped working - only gray window opens. After killing the process error message appears:

/usr/lib/vmware-server-console/bin/vmware-server-console: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgio-2.0.so.0: undefined symbol: g_cclosure_marshal_VOID__VARIANT

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Fedora Installation :: 15 Error Gnome 3 Failed To Start Properly And Started In Fallback Mode?

Aug 13, 2011

i have installed Fedora 15 from USB and it error


GNOME 3 Failed to Load
Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback mode.This most likely means your system (graphics hardware or driver) is not capable of delivering the full GNOME 3 experience.

.The interface is now Gnome 2. I have not change screen resolution 1280�720, now is 1024x768.

Result of xrandr -q


xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 1024 x 768, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
1024x768 0.0*

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Fedora Installation :: 10 Displays Ghost Image Once Booted?

May 26, 2009

I'm having a problem which seems restricted to Fedora. I'm trying to install Fedora 10 on a dual boot system. I have Windows 7 RC installed. When I boot the live CD to run Fedora, my screen ends up displaying Fedora on the left half, and bits of the Windows shut down screen on the right. I cannot access the Fedora menus, they are pushed off to the left out of view.

I previously experienced the same problem with an earlier version of Fedora, with the HD loaded with Ubuntu and Win 7 beta. Fedora would boot but display either the last Ubuntu or last Windows screen to the right, whichever had been running last. No other version of Linux exhibits this behavior that I have found, but my experience is limited. Is there a particular procedure that I need to run to get Fedora to use the entire video display? Does Fedora need to be installed first?

Hardware is: ASUS P5E VM HDMI, using the integrated graphics, display is a 32" LCD TV HDMI input, hard drive is a Samsung 500Gb.

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Booted Alongside Windows 7?

Mar 11, 2011

i heard this can be dual booted easily alongside windows 7 how do i do this and can it also be done with XP. i would like to keep XP and windows 7 on hand for games and other thing i know i wont be able to do on linux.

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Fedora Installation :: Dual Booted Laptop With Win 7 And Fedora 14?

Jul 5, 2011

so i had dual booted my laptop with win 7 and fedora 14 when i reinstalled my win 7 i lost my fedora 14 i don't get the option in which i could select either operating system so does anyone know what is the problem

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Jul 15, 2010

I have a question about the prompt. it is very easy to tune it for it to be colored and display path where you are etc. But my problem is that when the path is too long I would prefer the code line to be on the folowing line...

11:00 me@host a/short/path > ls -ltr ./stuff
11:00 me@host a/very/very/very/long/path
> ls -ltr ./stuff

and to be honnest as I am very new in LINUX I don't know how to do this...

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Jul 5, 2010

how to disable the desktop effects of gnome in the console of F13? My desktop freezes every time directly after login, I assume the desktop effects could have something to do with it. (x86_64 + open nvidia driver)

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Ubuntu :: Missing Login Prompt In Console Mode?

Feb 1, 2010

After upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 I no longer get a login prompt when switching to console mode e.g. (CTRL+ALT)-F1. Instead i just get blinking cursor in the top left corner. Key strokes are printed the screen but otherwise nothing happens. I can switch back and forth between X and the console normally.

Where are the consoles configured, and is there a corresponding log somewhere i can check? Has anyone had similars problem?

My system is an old Amilo Pro laptop with a VIA 800 compatible chip-set.

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Ubuntu :: 10.10 (Tty1) Console Login Prompt At Boot

Nov 20, 2010

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my 32gb flash drive. Just one large partition for the OS and about a gig for swap. Worked fine. Booted to USB on two computers and a laptop at home. Fine. Figured I'd try it on a work pc for the sake of testing a random computer. Well I stick the drive in, boot up, select usb from the boot menu and bam Ubuntu starts loading. I look away, it's cool ubuntu's loading. Well I turn back and it's a black screen. It's "<username>@whatever login:" or something close.

I use the username and password I created during installation and what I used to login to the computer like fifty million times while booted into Ubuntu. Well, invalid login. The first time I installed this OS on this drive I updated it through the update manager and rebooted. Next thing I know I type in my username and password, hit enter, and bam black screen, some stuff, then im asked to login again. Now after this next iteration I am faced with yet another faulty login screen. What is up with this OS?

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Jun 4, 2011

This is a problem regarding VxWorks. Sometimes i am not able to type anything in the command prompt of vxWorks console.

-> if i type anything here, it takes it as an enter key>
-> Why is this behavior? It doesn happen always. Any bug in vxWorks?

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Apr 21, 2011

I'm running Debian Wheezy and I don't know why, but whenI switch to console F1(Ctrl+Alt+f1) I can't enter login information. It's like Debian didn't have completely starting and wait always.The F1 console looks like this:

[screen content]
Starting enhance syslogd: rsyslogd.
Starting system message bus: dbus.


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Jul 12, 2010

How to change the console login prompt settings in slackware 13.1 x64? I tried googling but couldnt find anything, maybe I dont know what it's called.. I mean when the system boot and boots into console asking login info, how to reset the console to new page/clear screen(clearing all the boot up info lines) before it prompts to login. Like for example if after logged into a tty I type exit, I want the screen to refresh(reset?) such that all screen info is cleared and only login prompt is shown on the top left of the screen, like in fedora shell prompt.

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Ubuntu Installation :: NVidia 8600GT - Start In (Tty1) Login Console Mode

Dec 17, 2010

I tried most methods suggested on many sites to install drivers
## through the additional driver panel only
## through the Nvidia.run file I downloaded
## through the terminal using apt-get

All failed to start ubuntu gui it takes me to the console login and I noticed it says "saned disabled" edit /etc/..something. This problem made me install ubuntu again three times and every time I activate the driver then install the driver Nvidia.run or through apt-get and both leads to a black screen tty1 login. So what to do now I installed and removed many things and I won't reinstall ubuntu again. Also I typed compiz and this came on:

root@ubuntu:/home/sherbieny# compiz
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":1.0".
compiz (core) - Fatal: Root visual is not a GL visual
compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :1.0
Launching fallback window manager. I want to install properly so that I can start normally and enable the extra visual effects and the custom effects. Please elaborate the steps clearly

New Info:
When I enter nvidia-settings : server X opens and says
You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run 'nvidia-xconfig' as root), and restart the X server. When I enter nvidia-xconfig as root and restart nothing happens and when I enter:
nvidia-detector it says none
and when I enter: nvidia-smi

Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has version 260.19.21, but this NVIDIA driver component has version 260.19.29. Please make sure that the kernel module and all NVIDIA driver components have the same version.
Failed to allocate an RM client
Could not allocate resources!
root@ubuntu:/home/sherbieny# apt-get update kernel
E: The update command takes no arguments

A new and very exciting error everyone now also the windows 7 that I have besides linux has also crashed and cannot open the login window. I don't know whats happening all I know is that few hours ago I logged in to windows normally now I cannot login to either one of them and the funny part is: I'm working on my thesis on this computer and I cannot work anymore and I'm supposed to meet with the professor on monday.

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Jan 23, 2010

After the Upgrade of my Fedora Insatallation (FC 10 => 12) I have some problems with Gnome and the Login via console. The system actually boots fine and all kind of services like Postfix, IMAP, Samba, SSHD, Apache, etc. are avialable normally.

If I try however to work directly on the server I only see the completed Fedora progress icon and not as hoped for, the Login to Gnome. Also the attempt to change to a plain console with ALT-CTRL-F1 fails.

Since actually everything seems to work quite fine, I am somewhat helpless, according to should I look for, to get Gnome and the Console Login working again.

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Mar 6, 2010

Ubuntu has stopped booting correctly. Now it shows the Ubuntu logo and then, instead of GDM, it shows a console login prompt. How do I go about troubleshooting this?'m in Windows XP (which I like a lot better than Ubuntu, because it actually works) but all my files and work are on my Linux partition.

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May 22, 2011

I installed 2.6.38 from backports. It boots OK, and among the start-up messages it says it has started kdm, but then it offers only a console login prompt, no GUI. I assumed (perhaps optimistically?) that newer kernels would be backward-compatible, and that any dependencies on other software would be enforced by the package mechanisms. Running amd64, Squeeze, KDE.

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