I thought I'd give KDE a try since I was somewhat bored this morning but I didn't want to "groupinstall" KDE on an existing Gnome installation. I have a few empty partitions available so I got a copy of Fedora 17 KDE Live. I booted the live CD and got the expected KDE desktop. From there I chose "Install to hard disk". I stepped through the process and got an error about the point where the selected partition (/dev/sda8) is about to be formatted. Don't remember the error message but that's not the point. Rebooted and moved to "Plan B". I booted with the full install DVD and chose minimal install. Once completed I rebooted into the new installation and ran yum groupinstall "KDE Software Compilation". That went well. Then I ran yum update and did a full update on whatever was available. That went well also. Next I rebooted into the new "KDE" system expecting to see a shiny new KDE desktop but all I got was the command prompt. Ok, I thought, I need to tell the system to use runlevel 5 instead of 3. Using this link
I changed to runlevel 5 (I believe). Upon reboot the system appears to be trying to get there but hangs at "starting sendmail". I waited a good 5 minutes for sendmail to finish but it never did (read "I ran out of patience") so I rebooted to runlevel 3 and disabled sendmail. Rebooted again but it is now hanging at the last service loaded (of course I don't remember what that was, don't be silly!). Anyhow, can anyone think of anything I may have missed? Something else I need to do to get this thing to boot to the KDE desktop?
Looking at the logs after booting the suspect system to runlevel 3, in /var/log/messages I see:
systemd: Job graphical.target/start failed with result 'dependency'.
Wonder what that means in English?