Latest updates break graphic start of Fedora

Mike Burger mburger at
Mon Jul 7 13:12:26 UTC 2008

> On Saturday 05 July 2008 16:06:32 Antonio M wrote:

> So are you saying that you tried the existing alternative kernel, offered
> in
> grub, but that no longer worked?  That would be very peculiar indeed.
> OK - I've read your bug report.  I don't believe that there is any way
> that
> installing a new kernel would break the existing ones.  You almost
> certainly
> have something else going on.  You may well have to wait to see whether
> anyone else identifies the problem.  FWIW, is one of
> the
> kernels you mention, and it certainly works on my Fedora box.


Please see some of my contribution to this thread.

I'm having a similar issue to Antonio's...I've got a fully updated F9
install, and I noted that as of a couple of kernel releases ago, my
workstation, which boots to runlevel 5, does not actually appear to start
up the X desktop either.  Instead, it switches to TTY7 with a blank screen
and blinking cursor.

What I need to do, to get around this, is ALT-F1, log in, init 3 and then
init 5 in order to get the system to actually bring up the X login screen.
Mike Burger

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