Originally Posted by curseddagger
Hey all, im glad to hear that i'm not the only one with this awefull situation. I have just installed fedora 8 several times with ispconfig and each time i get the same thing, system sits and waits before the login screen... logged in via putty and vnc and the system works fine, ctrl+alt+f1 brings me to the console and that works fine too... seems that its only after i install ispconfig... i have even tried interactive startup and said 'no' to starting ispconfig server, same problem!
From what i have read i can just use the kde login manager with gnome desktop? will this cause any conflicts/problems? i would hate to not be able to use gnome!
well i have worked out a temporary fix for this problem many of us have been having. Until the bug with the gnome login manager and ispconfig is resolved here's what you can do:
when you come to the part when your system stops loading the login manager hit ctrl+alt+F1 which will take you to a terminal, login as root.
next we need to edit/create /etc/sysconfig/desktop so use vi, emacs or whatever your favourite console based editor is and edit/create the file
you will need to edit/insert the following:
save your changes, exit and reboot
Basically this just uses the KDE login manager instead of the gnome one but still allows you to use GNOME as your desktop!
Hope this helps anyone that gets stuck like i did
p.s. this also works on fedora 8, i have tested it