Originally Posted by pankajp
will tell you if you have compiz installed. Though if you dont have it installed i'm not sure what the problem may be
hi. thanks for your replies. here is where i am now..
ran yum list compiz* and saw there were 4 installed packages related to compiz.
removed them with yum remove compiz*
copied xorg.conf (there wasn't one) from ubuntu to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
rebooted. system seemed fairly stable. the package handler said i had a lot of packages that needed updating, so i ran it. ran for an hour or so, and surprisingly stayed up through all of it. i was surprised it never told me i needed to reboot. i ran uname -a and saw i was still on the old version, so i rebooted.
now the new problem..
it boots the new release 126.96.36.199-170.2.5.fc10.i686 but i don't get a login screen.
i see the splash screen and it gets to where you think the login screen is going to appear, but all i get is a black screen and blinking cursor. i rebooted with c-a-d. same thing. found i can alt-f2 and login on a xterm or whatever you call it. it is at runlevel 5. alt-f8 just gives a black screen with flashing cursor.