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Fedora 16 GUI doesn't start

asked 2012-03-13 08:37:22 -0500

Tiddo gravatar image

updated 2012-03-13 15:59:24 -0500

Hi all,

I installed Fedora 16 about a week ago on my computer, using the live CD with the default partition settings. However, since yesterday my computer won't boot. First I got an error message that I had to run fsck/e2fsck in recovery mode, that went well, but after that the Fedora GUI wouldn't start. I either get the message Fedora couldn't start or only the wallpaper of the login screen appears, but with no GUI elements.

I could get to another console using ctrl+alt+Fx and tried to reinstall my desktop (I have xfce running, I tried reinstalling both gnome and xfce), but whenever I tried to do something with yum I got the message that I have 0 bytes left on my hard disk. However, when booting with a live-cd it appears that I have 160GB free, and after removing some large files I still got the same message.

Of course I want to be able to boot properly again, but I have absolutely no idea where to start, where to find the right error logs etc. So what can I do to get Fedora working again?

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answered 2012-04-05 17:45:41 -0500

saywot gravatar image

I'm having the same problem (I think) Booting gets me as far as a Fedora Splash screen (with the little Jules Verne submarine) but no login window. It's quite frustrating

So ... what's a core dump, where are they and how do I remove them?

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answered 2012-03-13 15:59:59 -0500

Tiddo gravatar image

My root partition was filled with core dumps, hence Fedora couldn't start. Removing those core dumps solved the problem.

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