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startx fails on Lenovo P72 w P2000 Nvidia Graphics card.

asked 2019-01-20 01:05:25 -0500

TheBigDuck gravatar image

updated 2019-01-20 01:08:52 -0500

I tried to install using a regular install and never even got to the install screen before I hit the Black Screen of Going Nowhere.

I did a NET install and that worked!

On boot, I get the Fedora image boot up (blue F icon) and then it IMMEDIATELY dumps off to a command line prompt.

Ok. I log in, no issues, and try startx.

Failure. See Screenshot.

ScreenShot of Screen

Any advice is appreciated.

Just an aside, since so many people have issues with Nvidia, Pop_OS offers an install with the Nvidia drivers baked in. Why can't we have nice things like that?

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answered 2019-01-20 02:27:20 -0500

updated 2019-01-21 11:48:09 -0500

Graphics support may be inadequate for newer hardware, but as far as I can tell, your hardware is known to be a redhat certified product and does not seem to be a big problem.

This symptom occurs when the graphical driver does not work normally after installing the GUI or terminal install for gui

In case of net installation, you can select the corresponding GUI installation and it is easier to install. image description

I prefer to install the GUI from the Terninal after a minimal installation on the Fedora29 server distribution. First install xorg related programs. Next, select your favorite GUI manager and install it, and install the programs you think you need Gnome or KDE.

 # dnf install xorg*

 [root@cugar simmon]# dnf grouplist -v hidden | grep desktop 
 Install the desired GUI : KDE, Gnome, Mate

 # dnf install @kde-desktop-environment
 # dnf groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
 # dnf install @mate-desktop-environment

Make sure that xorg related programs and VGA supported drivers are need to install

 # lspci

You should check the status of the related program, and check things related to xorg, graphic, and GUI. Please install GUI related Gnome, KDE, Cinamon ... during the graphic setup and check if it works well.

If the problem is not easily solved, and then show me the your system status.

 * graphics hardware and chipset information.

This graphic support is supported by nvidia, so please install the GUI after installing the related program. If you have another chipset, please download and install nvidia support driver.

 https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/141847/en-us
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to be clear, ANY INSTALLER GUI has failed.

I had to do a NET INSTALL, which worked, and after displaying the Plymouth Icon (the Blue F), it launches into a command line.

I have looked at gdm, and it is installed.

I have updated the OS.

I need help with getting GNOME to work. If you have a request for further info, please tell me specifically what commands to enter to get you that information.

I have tried launching with BASIC graphics ('nomodeset'), and that still fails.

How do I display "System Status"? What is the command for that?

TheBigDuck gravatar imageTheBigDuck ( 2019-01-21 10:14:09 -0500 )edit

to be clear, ANY INSTALLER GUI has failed.

I had to do a NET INSTALL, which worked, and after displaying the Plymouth Icon (the Blue F), it launches into a command line.

I have looked at gdm, and it is installed.

I have updated the OS.

I need help with getting GNOME to work. If you have a request for further info, please tell me specifically what commands to enter to get you that information.

I have tried launching with BASIC graphics ('nomodeset'), and that still fails.

How do I display "System Status"? What is the command for that?

TheBigDuck gravatar imageTheBigDuck ( 2019-01-21 10:14:18 -0500 )edit

please show me the command result for check your system hardware status?

 # lspci
simmon gravatar imagesimmon ( 2019-01-21 11:37:37 -0500 )edit

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