Can't Always Start X-Windows Automatically
Posted on 2007-03-29
I use my PC daily. For some strange reason, sometimes I end up at a black console screen with a text-based, localhost login just after booting up. While booting, the GUI seems to be working just fine, yet no GUI login. This problem occurs usually 1 to 2 times a week. When it happens, these are the steps that I must employ, in order to get the graphical interface working:
At the console, which comes up 1 to 2 times a week at boot-up, login as root.
Change my directory to /tmp
Delete regular file .X0-lock [y], then tap ENTER.
CTRL-ALT-DEL to reboot WITHOUT logging-out.
If I follow the above EXACTLY, I'll get my GUI login at the next boot. What can I do, so that this problem no longer requires the above steps.
My os is Fedora 6.0.
SELinux = 'Enforcing.'
User mode = 'Single User.'
Processor = 3.2 GHz, Pentium 4, with EM64T (single core Prescott).
RAM = 2 GB.
Graphics card = NVidia NX6600GT, with 128 MB DDR3, DVI, and HDTV-ready.
200 GB Maxtor SATA, with 1 Vol Group (4 Volumes) on LVM.
Much thanks in advance for any help.