Fedora gui gone
I was loging in the other night and the power went out. When I finallly got logged in the login screen had changed. I can not open the gui. There are no options to start it. I just get a login for localhost.... Are there special key stroke to get me back to the gui??? Thank you for any help....
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When I type startx I get an error stating that it is already runing. I change consoles and can not find the gui. The login is on screen 7 but console 1 will open.
Rather strange, so ctrl+alt+F7 will not take you to a gui, and startx says that X is started.
Erm, have you run
to see if X is running, if so maybe you should try and kill it?
I can try that when I get home, at work now. Still I should get a login screen that gives me an option to log in.
It could be that some lockfiles or X sockets are lingering. That normally shouldn't be a problem, but try to run the following command and see if it helps (you may need to reboot after running it).
rm -rf /tmp/.X*-lock /tmp/.X11-unix/*