Bug 624890 - Fedora 13 Net Install cannot init 5
Fedora 13 Net Install cannot init 5
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2010-08-17 22:22 EDT by Leam
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-01 08:07:59 EDT
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Description Leam 2010-08-17 22:22:53 EDT
Description of problem:

I installed F13 via the netinst image. Afterwards I installed LDXE and Gnome and could not get the machine to come up with a GUI. It choked on prefdm respawning too fast. I manually edited prefdm to force a Display manager but it still would not work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 13

How reproducible:

Install base OS. Yum up Gnome. Try to init 5 and get a GUI.

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Actual results:

Prefdm fails and remain in text mode.

Expected results:

Graphical login.

Additional info:

Machine works under F10.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2010-08-18 13:26:39 EDT
Did you install the 'base-x' and 'fonts' groups?
Comment 2 Leam 2010-08-18 15:05:11 EDT

Not sure, I've re-installed over that. Would they have been picked up as a part of the Gnome requirements?
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2010-08-18 15:08:39 EDT
No, they're separate.
Comment 4 Leam 2010-08-19 16:13:44 EDT
Ah, then no they were not installed. Is there a logic for that?

If there's a good reason not to require X for a GUI then this wouldn't be a bug.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2010-08-19 16:16:40 EDT
The GUI can be run remotely.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2011-06-01 07:18:21 EDT
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Comment 7 Leam 2011-06-01 08:07:59 EDT
Go ahead and close this.

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