[Nottingham] Fedora 9 boot problem

gadget.pat gadget.pat at ntlworld.com
Sun Nov 16 04:26:17 UTC 2008

Hello all,

It must be that time of year because I need some help again.  I 
installed Fedora9 on my laptop recently.  I managed to solve the issue 
of a blank screen when it was supposed to show the login screen by 
changing an option in xorg.conf to vesa. It was booting to a command 
prompt but if I run the command startx, the desktop comes up.  Changing 
the option in inittab from 3 to 5 should load the desktop automatically 
  BUT... when I do that, I get a blank screen and I can only cure it 
with a live cd changing the setting back, which brings me back to a 
command prompt.

I have been going round in circles for days so what am I missing or 
doing wrong? Any pointers on how to get Fedora to boot straight to the 
login screen or straight to the desktop?

Thanks in advance.

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