Help needed Fedora Core 4 install problem, X server does not start
Bob McClure Jr
robertmcclure at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 20 21:06:18 UTC 2005
On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 01:48:54PM -0700, Leila Lappin wrote:
> --- Bob McClure Jr <robertmcclure at earthlink.net>
> > On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 01:30:36PM -0700, Leila
> > Lappin wrote:
> > > I installed Fedora Core 4 today. But several
> > things
> > > failed and one of them may be causing the problem
> > that
> > > X server ( graphical interface) is not coming up.
> > I
> > > get a dialog box popping up with this message:
> > >
> > > I cannot start the X server ( your graphical
> > > interface). It seems that the pointer device
> > (your
> > > mouse) is not set up correctly. Would you like to
> > > view the X server output to diagnose the problem?
> > >
> > > Now I seem to be in text mode, what do I need to
> > do
> > > next?
> > I've not yet seen FC4, but in FC3, the command to
> > run is
> > system-config-mouse
> > Cheers,
> > --
> > Bob McClure, Jr.
> Thanks for your help. I did what you suggested. A
> dialog box popped up to choose the mouse type. The
> right one was highlighted so I just pressed pf12 to
> move to the next screen. The dialog box went away.
> Two lines of diagnostics are showing on the console:
> Shutting down console mouse services: ok
> Starting console mouse services: ok
> What should I do now?
Try running X from the command line using
If the GUI comes up successfully, exit it. If it doesn't, you may
need to run
Then, check to see if you are still configured for runlevel 5 (GUI
fgrep initdefault /etc/inittab
If it says
edit that file and change that line to say
Then reboot and the GUI login should come up.
Bob McClure, Jr. Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.
robertmcclure at earthlink.net http://www.bobcatos.com
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