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FC18 Installation: No X comes

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Please advise how to get GUI up and running?
I used FC13 and I needed to upgrade to FC18. So I created a USB installation flash and installed Fedora 18. But after booting only CLI comes. I can login and use it normally but unable to get X server up and running. May be something new came what I don't know about?

posted May 18, 2013 by anonymous

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what happens if you type startx at the prompt? do you get any errors, if so paste them here so we can investigate further.
Thank you for your advice...I tried, but there is no startx at all (neither 'which' nor 'find' canlocate it).:(
ok the next thing to try might be to....

yum groupinstall "Basic X Window System"

then see if you can startx

after that if you have success you may want to install a desktop environment
of your choice...

yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop"


yum groupinstall "KDE Plasma Workspaces"

to get a list of available group do....

yum grouplist
It did help ! ;)I installed over 600 packages and was able to run startx.But after rebooting X doesn't start but again only CLI comes. :(Probably you know where the frog is sitting, don't you?

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