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fedora desktop stuck on 'f' logo

asked 2014-09-10 15:13:44 -0600

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updated 2014-09-14 17:49:12 -0600

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It has been working fine since i got it 2 days now when i boot into it it gets stuck on the f logo when the f is done loading it sorta flashes but nothing really happpens it does not boot into fedora i can still move ny mouse too. I have a series 3 samsung laptop preinstalled windows 8 i have the latest fedora i dont have grub menu if i do it looks completely different then ubuntu's

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FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-09-11 03:43:02 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-09-12 16:01:00 -0600

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Try switching consoles with CTRL+ALT+F2. That should get you to a terminal prompt where you can login. Login as root and run telinit 3. That should switch you to runlevel three where you can login as a normal user. Once you login as a normal user run startx and see if the dispaly manager starts. Sounds like there may be a problem with the display driver.

Also, once you login as root try and run yum update.

Another option is to restart and select a different kernel to boot with from the Grub screen.

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Did not work

deadxfce gravatar imagedeadxfce ( 2014-09-14 15:18:33 -0600 )edit

I cannot get into fedora at all or boot into windows

deadxfce gravatar imagedeadxfce ( 2014-09-14 15:19:02 -0600 )edit

Please read over the desc again i edited it

deadxfce gravatar imagedeadxfce ( 2014-09-14 16:46:03 -0600 )edit

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