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Since a few months I have been facing a problem with Fedora 15. Whenever I start my system, the command prompt is displayed instead of the GUI login. I need to provide a username and password from the command line every time, and after that I have to run startx.

Whats wrong with my system? Is there any missing file or configuration? How do I fix this problem?

Do i need to reinstall my system to solve this problem?

Any help and idea will be appreciated.

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Is a display manager like gdm or kdm installed? – jofel Dec 31 '12 at 10:33
yeah kdm is installed in my system. but /run/kdm/ directory seems empty. – juned Dec 31 '12 at 10:38
did you change by any change the /etc/inittab? it should have a entry with the default run-level, which should be 5. also, check on you chkconfig if you have the gdm/kdm starting – BitsOfNix Dec 31 '12 at 13:21
Nope,i didn't change anything in /etc/inittab/ and i checked i that file which contains nothing.and yeah i checked gdm or kdm is not started. – juned Dec 31 '12 at 13:42
Type runlevel into the command prompt and post what it says. – cpast Dec 31 '12 at 15:33

I had a similar problem with Fedora 24. Although as it uses systemd, the solution may not apply to Fedora 15.

For a systemd + kde system, first see if kdm service is disabled.

systemctl status kdm.service

If it's the case, simply enable it.

systemctl enable kdm.service

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