Here are the symptoms:
On reboot of my Fedora 14 system, I get to the Fedora loading screen progress bar. The system seems to progress normally, then the nvidia logo flashes, a wait cursor shows, then it kicks back to Fedora loading bar. This flashes across the screen about 4 or 5 more times before kicking me back to the completed fedora progress bar. At this point it does NOT start the GUI.
What I can do:
I can ctrl+alt+F2 (or F3 to F6) to get to a login shell. In the login shell I can run the
startx command and I get to my GUI, but with limited functionality (I.e. my network devices are not initialized)
What I think I broke:
I had mistakenly deleted the
/tmp/.X0-lock file on experiencing some other odd behavior with my X server (odd behavior = starting a gnome gui program and receiving an error I can't recall now about the X server not being valid and the program never starting)
This is now occurring on every reboot. How can I troubleshoot the X initialization and fix it so that the Fedora GUI starts auto-magically as it did before?