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fedora 19 login problem

asked 2013-08-13 08:23:52 -0600

James112198138 gravatar image

updated 2013-08-13 08:26:43 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

ok so i installed fedora and rebooted my system, then when i log in i just get the textured gray screen and it has the fedora logo at the bottom. nothing happens, the mouse is usable but i cant get a task bar or anything to come up

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This sounds a lot like you're hitting https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=955779 - you might want to follow that.

AdamW gravatar imageAdamW ( 2013-08-15 03:18:14 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-08-16 06:18:38 -0600

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please update gdm to gdm-3.8.4-2. This should fix your issue.

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answered 2013-08-26 12:12:19 -0600

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updated 2013-08-26 21:17:59 -0600

Unfortunately that doesn't fix it for me. I have the same problem - after login, just get a dark blue screen and the Fedora logo, never get a session. This is when I use fedup to upgrade from F18.

However running the Live CD for F19 does work correctly, gives me a session. So presumably the hardware is supported.

I also tried making a new user account, in case something in my environment screws it up. But that gave the same results.

Also if I install to hard drive from the live CD I get the same problem. So I'm having to go back to F18 until there is some resolution of this problem.

(several hours later) after reading the comments on bug 955779 I installed kdm and system-switch-displaymanager and changed the display manager to KDM. Now I have a usable system. Note: installing kdb drags in an awful lot of stuff - I should have tried one of the simpler display managers.

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answered 2013-11-26 07:09:00 -0600

How do you install kdm and system-switch-displaymanager when you dont get a desktop in the first place?

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