[PlanetCCRMA] Help! No login window

Andres Cabrera andres@geminiflux.com
Wed Feb 2 04:41:02 2005

Thanks guys for your help!
With your suggestions I was able to find out the problem was lack of 
disk space.... *^_^*
I'm back with my with my middle button. Yea!


Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-02-01 at 04:44, andres@geminiflux.com wrote:
>>Hi all.
>>I'm back on windows writing this email, and I'm very annoyed that the middle
>>button doesn't paste! The reason for this is that my Fedora partition is not
>>booting properly. Here are the symptoms, I hope the solution is simple and some
>>of you can help out.
>>Grub functions properly, and booting starts normally, even displaying the little
>>computer with the progress bar. All progress goes normally until it is time to
>>start the login window. The usual message "Fedora Core (tettnang) Localhost
>>login:" (I'm paraphrasing) appears, and where the login screen should appear, I
>>get a blank screen. There is some disk activity for about 15-20 seconds, and
>>then it stops. The systems seems not to be completely halted, because if I
>>press ctrl-alt-del, a normal reboot procedure starts (it takes a while-like a
>>normal shutdown, apparently shutting down modules and unmounting the disks-no
>>unclean shutdown reported on next boot).
> Try <ctrl><alt><f1> at that point. You should get a text login prompt.
> You could login and try to see what processes are around ("ps axuw" will
> list everything). Maybe you will find a likely culprit (something hung
> that is stopping the rest). 
> Sounds like X is not startting up. See what you have in
> /var/log/xorg.0.log (or similar name). 
> -- Fernando
>>Before this problem happened I was happily using kde, and shutdown the computer
>>(which went normally), although I had many windows open (which might create a
>>large session on next kde boot). I then booted windows, did some work, and then
>>shut down windows which went normally.
>>Something strange that happened after the first fedora boot failure was that the
>>initial grub and kernel report screens no longer take up the whole screen, but
>>rather their 'real' pixel size. I have a 1400x1050 screen.
>>My system is a Dell Inspiron 8200, P4 1.6GHz 512 Mb, ATI Radeon 9000 (M9). I
>>have 3 fedora kernels installed, which exhibit the same problem (the original
>>FC2 kernel, and the latest planet and planetedge kernels).
>>Please help me make use of my middle button again!