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CentOS 5.8 no login screen, only black and a mouse pointer
« on: December 05, 2012, 11:36:08 am »
Hi All,

I really need help with CentOS 5.8

There is no log in screen (almost as if GDM was missing). I can log in using a different terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+F5) then using startx to use a GUI.

I have tried altering the login level to 5, this allowed me to login via terminl 1 then screen goes black with a mouse pointer.
I have also tried renaming .gnome and .gnome2 to see if they would be regenerated, which they were not.

Please help, I am getting to the end of my tether.

Cheers

GEARHEAD :)

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Re: CentOS 5.8 no login screen, only black and a mouse pointer
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 09:14:52 pm »
Have you tried creating a new user, and/or checked the logs for clues ?
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Re: CentOS 5.8 no login screen, only black and a mouse pointer
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 08:46:50 am »
Hi Guys,

I have found the problem, this version of CentOS does not support my graphics card. This causes the gdm to be loaded too early, crash and leave me with a mousepointer and a black screen.

The solution was to use the motherboard graphics adapter.

Cheers :)

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Re: CentOS 5.8 no login screen, only black and a mouse pointer
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 09:51:09 am »
Glad you found the solution .. bit odd though ???
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Re: CentOS 5.8 no login screen, only black and a mouse pointer
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 01:32:03 pm »
yeah, had a look through the logs and found that certain things were loading too quickly, a common problem for CentOS aparently.

Never the less, nice to know for future.

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Re: CentOS 5.8 no login screen, only black and a mouse pointer
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 03:19:56 pm »
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a common problem for CentOS aparently.

Tiz RH after all ;)
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