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    No X Server after Fedora upgrade

    I have an Intel Core2 Duo that I just upgraded from Fedora 12 to Fedora 14 (32-bit version).

    Now when the system boots up it will not go into X Windows. The screen for X Windows just sits there with a completed progress bar and the Fedora 14 text following it.

    I use Ctrl+Alt+F2 to switch to a command line prompt and log into the system.

    What can be done to restore the X Server so I can boot into the graphical system?

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Doing a direct upgrade from FC12 to FC14 is guaranteed to fubar something - X in this case. My recommendation is that you backup your data, and do a clean install of FC14.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Actually, I did a yum upgrade. It downloaded about 1.4 Gigabytes of data, and when it was all done, the system was able to boot into X Windows.

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    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    So everything is now working? Good deal!
    For future reference, though... Rubberman is right. When upgrading your OS, it's a bad idea to skip over versions.
    Doing so can break just about anything, and in a worst case scenario can leave you with a completely un-bootable machine.

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