Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 830607
Boot to blank screen after Fedora logo
Last modified: 2013-08-01 02:38:28 EDT
Description of problem:
I just upgraded from F16 to 17, including kernel. When I boot up, it gets past the Fedora logo, but then the screen just stays blank. I can press Alt+F2 and enter the Terminal to launch startx from there, but I'm missing the GUI Gnome Login screen entirely it seems.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 17, Gnome 3 (I think)
Every time I boot
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start the laptop
2. Laptop shows Fedora logo
3. Screen goes blank with the backlight still on
Expected it to show the Gnome user login screen.
If I enter 'startx' at the Terminal prompt (as Root), my computer works fine with the GUI. However, if I enter 'startx' as any other user, I don't get sound working, animations lag, and the dropdown selection says "Power off" instead of "Suspend" which usually requires me to hold Alt to get "Power Off".
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