I've been upgrading my eee laptop from Fedora 17 to 18. After a reboot the system shows up the boot message

[  OK  ] Started GNOME Display Manager.

and does not go on any further.

The system is alive, I can logon via ssh.

Any suggestions how to fix or debug this issue any further?

Thank you


[xxx@eee X11]$  lspci |grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/

2 Answers 2


Well, in my case the start of the polkit service failed.

A reinstall of this service made my system work:

yum reinstall polkit

Found it on http://ekuric.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/upgrade-to-fedora-18-aka-spherical-cow/#comment-135


Try as root user (or use sudo):

yum distro-sync
  • hm, did not help in my case :( Jan 18, 2013 at 18:42

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