Fedora 9, installed, but no desktop

whoosh whoosh777 at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Jul 31 16:52:53 UTC 2008

On 31-Jul-08 16:28:32 Todd Denniston wrote:
>whoosh wrote, On 07/31/2008 11:13 AM:
>> On 30-Jul-08 22:35:16 Nigel Henry wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 30 July 2008 22:03, whoosh wrote:
>>>> I have Fedora 9 now installed. Had to do some rearranging
>>>> of drives.
>>>> with Fedora Core 3 the boot up led to a choice
>>>> of desktops.
>>>> but with Fedora 9 on booting up there is no desktop.
>>>> How can I get the different desktops that FC3  has?
>>> When you say there is no desktop, what exactly do you have? 
>> its just an 80x25 text screen, no windowing, it says:
><SNIP normal console output>
>> nothing else on the screen, no windowing.
>> I tried ctrl-F7 which the other person suggested, but no effect.

>And in a previous email, whoosh wrote, On 07/30/2008 11:59 AM:
>> I tried that just now and the test media screen now responds!
>> vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img text acpi=off

>Which I suspect means he did the install in text mode, 

I had to as the graphical install has bugs, 

>which leaves init at 
>runlevel 3.
>If someone will tell him the new way of updating init to use runlevel 5 he 
>should be able to get a [kg]dm login to appear.

>short of that you could try logging as root and issuing `telinit 5` to get

I'll try this and the `init 5' suggestion at the next attempt

>Of course I am assuming that [kg]dm and one or more of Gnome|KDE was

>Todd Denniston
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