My Fedora 17 installation is no longer booting into X : it finished loading the boot screen, then the cursor turns into an "X", flashes a quickly a few times then the just stalls.
To get X to load, I have to log into a terminal, kill the Xorg process and run it manually using
startx, at which point it all works fine.
I thought it might have been an issue with the Plymouth service, as described in another post here: Fedora 17 freezes on boot, but disabling the plymouth service like this:
systemctl mask plymouth-start.service
had not effect.
Oddly, in my
/var/log directory, there are 6 Xorg log files created at every boot (named
Xorg.5.log). Is this normal? Are 6 Xorg servers trying to start? The #1 to #5 log files all have the same error message in them:
[ 21.665] (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
I have tried reinstalling my graphics driver (gallium driver for AMD 3450 HD card) as well as uninstalling and reinstalling plymouth.
Xorg obviously works as I can start it from the command line, but why does it fail to start from booting?
Any help would be very much appreciated!