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Removed pkg-config, now desktop won't start

asked 2016-06-23 01:51:10 -0600

gbbiscuits gravatar image

I'm new to Fedora, and just installed Workstation 24 on my Acer Aspire laptop.

I was having trouble with pkg-config, so I tried to remove it with $ sudo dnf remove pkg-config. But then the whole system froze and I had to shut down the power from my laptop. After that Fedora only starts in kernel and asks to login as local host.

Is there a way to re-install the desktop from kernel etc?


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Kernel? you mean terminal? If so, login as root and install the package pkgconfig again: dnf install pkgconfig. Or undo your previous transaction: dnf history undo last

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-06-23 13:43:46 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-07-11 16:38:59 -0600

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Did you observe what dnf said would be removed if you did that? Pretty much everything. It would be easiest to just reinstall at this point. Although you might be able to use dnf to rollback the transaction as mentioned by florian.

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answered 2016-07-11 20:23:46 -0600

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updated 2016-07-11 20:26:08 -0600

A serious problem; fingers crossed for internet access.

Login: root

pass: your_pass_of_root


1) dnf -y install @gnome-desktop
2) dnf -y install @xfce-desktop
3) dnf -y install gdm lightdm lightdm-gtk
4) systemctl disable gdm.service
5) systemctl enable gdm.service
6) reboot
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