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Fedora 18 graphical mode

asked 2014-05-12 08:52:45 -0500

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updated 2014-09-30 09:08:25 -0500

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Hello there, i was uninstalling gtk2 (due to isues with cwt gui framework ) through yum when suddenly screen went black and after few seconds i ended up in tty terminal. I suppose i have broken my graphic mode...

So i used yum -finish-transactions, yum clean, i uninstalled gtk2 and gtk3 and then i installed them back but nothing changed and im still booting into tty. I cant change to other tty terminals with keyboard shortcuts.

Is there any way how to fix it, or do i have to reinstall whole distro ... Thanks

EDIT: I also found that logs which are printed when fedora starts(i mean those which appear when i press F5 at fedora logo)print this at the end:

Starting Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen...

Starting Wait for Plymouth Boot Screen to Quit...

for feedback completness i also add stdout and stderr of yum groups install "GNOME Desktop"http://pastebin.com/TinN5gYE http://pastebin.com/qdGFqzNn

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answered 2014-05-12 09:29:42 -0500

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You most likely only need to reinstall the graphical desktop environment you use; for example to reinstall gnome:

yum groups install "GNOME Desktop"

to get a list of the available desktop environments:

yum groups list
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Sadly, when i try to install gui, like this, im getting tons of XXX is duplicate to XXX messages, i even tried to remove(which failed bcs yum and systemd are protected) and then install "GNOME Desktop", but with no effect, after reboot im stil getting fedora logo and then tty terminal, without some error message or note. I also tried installing KDE and Cinnamon, but ended up with same effect (just XXX is duplicate to XXXX).

Blackened gravatar imageBlackened ( 2014-05-12 10:12:39 -0500 )edit

So when the desktop crashed yum didn't complete the transaction it was running at the time; Did you run yum-complete-transaction? that should hopefully take care of the "duplicates" error.

Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2014-05-12 10:23:59 -0500 )edit

yes i did, i even wrote it but accidently i named it wrong ( i used yum -finish-transactions..) I also found that logs which are printed when fedora starts(i mean those which appear when i press F5 at fedora logo)print this at the end. (See edited question)

Blackened gravatar imageBlackened ( 2014-05-12 11:18:14 -0500 )edit

What's the output of this command run as root:

find /var/lib/yum/ -name transaction*
Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2014-05-13 01:14:03 -0500 )edit

an empty string :-(

Blackened gravatar imageBlackened ( 2014-05-13 04:56:44 -0500 )edit

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