After following the instructions for ISP Config and Fedora LAMP installation as kindly given at HowToForge, i found my box failing to boot up; so i thought. Have here Fedora 8 (32bit) on 2.8GHz, 80GB box, 512MB RAM. The boot progress bar completed, after which i expected my KDE desktop to load. The blue screen became a black screen with the pointer having a rotating halo around it. This rotation would probably have continued ad infinitum. Pressing CTRL-ALT F1 gave me a text mode login. The command startx, as root gave the following output: x auth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.3049 Fatal server error: Server is already active for display If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.XO-lock and start again. Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 keygiving up. xinit: Resource temporarily unavailable (errno 11): unable to connect to server xinit: No such process (errno 3): server error On viewing the processes, running chkconfig --list | less, most that i expected to, seemed to be running on runlevel 5 but proftpd wasn't. (Really don't have a clue whether it should be!) This clueless soul will appreciate any help to remedy this predicament. Am truely stuck without a GUI.