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New install fedora 29 - black screen with 3 squares after enabled GDM, booting doesnt go through

asked 2019-01-11 06:24:37 -0600

eliassal gravatar image

Following my thread at where I understood that it was not a good idea to upgrade from F24 to F28, I did a new fresh install of F29. I added xfce env as well as kde, I always get a command line instead of the login GUI interface. when logging as root, issue the command startx

graphical interface works fine (of course I did systemctl set-default =

When I log on command line with my user not root issue "'startx", it fails and it goes back to command line It was recommended on that thread that I issue systemctl enable GDM i id, since that time, rebooting starts and a black screen with 3 small sequares displayed and nothing happens. What is going wrong and how can I at least go back to command line?


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answered 2019-01-11 13:39:04 -0600

ckneale gravatar image

This won't solve your problem, but can you use the command key and F2 to open up the console, then report any errors? Do you have a graphics card installed?

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do not ask questions, in the answer block, use the comment feature instead, as it makes the forum user think a solution has been found, and it is very misleading to the person who posted the question as well.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2019-01-12 08:34:23 -0600 )edit

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