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asked 2013-06-03 04:30:29 -0500

Jcmaykin gravatar image

updated 2013-07-13 01:20:20 -0500

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Hello, after booting my fedora 18 it loads up until the splash screen (the blue wallpaper before the login area appears).

That's it, it just sits at the splash screen with my cursor available.

I can access TTY (and login as root), but I am new to linux and have no idea what I'm doing. Is there a way to figure out what is wrong, or is there a quick-fix?

I have no idea what the problem is, it was working correctly the other night, however I installed some nautilus scripts and ran one or two i was unsure about to see what they were, and one did something with grub (i think).

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Can you provide a link or describe the content of these "nautilus scripts" ? Can you post the (updated) grub boot command line ?

davidcl gravatar imagedavidcl ( 2013-06-03 04:58:00 -0500 )edit

Hi! The scripts I installed were and I ran "MakeGDM" and "MakeUsplash" not knowing what they were.

Whether these have done something, I don't know... about this grub boot command line, do you have instructions to achieve that? I'm very new to using linux/grub.

Jcmaykin gravatar imageJcmaykin ( 2013-06-03 05:04:16 -0500 )edit

you can get the boot arguments that I think he is referring to with cat /proc/cmdline .

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-06-04 09:43:39 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-06-04 09:41:47 -0500

The scripts you used were for an obsolete version of GNOME, and probably did some damage (if you executed them as root!). Since you have a root console, and presumably networking, we can fix it.

First try yum reinstall gdm

If that doesn't work, try rpm -Va > verify.list

verify.list is now a list of packages whose contents has been altered. read it with less verify.list and use yum as above to reinstall altered packages.

If you still have no luck, run fpaste /var/log/Xorg.0.log and fpaste /var/log/messages and comment below with the resulting URLs.

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Hi there, thank you for taking the time to assist me!

I realise after reviewing the content it was outdated, and I regret downloading and using them. However, I sorted the problem out the hard way and reinstalled over an old partition, recovered my files and installed again.

Quite upset all my settings have disappeared, but I guess it's part of exploration.

Sorry I left this up, I completely forgot since it took a while to reinstall.

Again, thank you for the detailed response and if things should go wrong again, I may be able to use what you've provided!

Jcmaykin gravatar imageJcmaykin ( 2013-06-04 12:25:55 -0500 )edit

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