can't login via GUI but can via Putty

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# 1  
Old 06-03-2011
can't login via GUI but can via Putty

Hi all,

I am able to login via putty to a fedora 10 workstation.
But when i try to login via physical screen connected to workstation, it just gives me a blank screen and i cant see any options to enter username and passwd. How do i get the physical GUI to work.

[vct@console-0124 ~]$ who -r
         run-level 5  2011-06-03 11:25

below is the ps -ef output for X

[vct@console-0124 ~]$ ps -ef|grep X
vct       4309     1  2 11:31 ?        00:06:05 Xvnc :1 -desktop console-0124.local:1 (vct) -auth /home/vct/.Xauthority -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16 -rfbwait 30000 -rfbauth /home/vct/.vnc/passwd -rfbport 5901 -pn
vct       4315     1  0 11:31 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/ck-xinit-session /usr/bin/ssh-agent /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients
vct       4513  4510  0 11:31 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients
root      4737  4736  0 11:33 tty1     00:00:01 /usr/bin/Xorg :0 -nr -verbose -auth /var/run/gdm/auth-for-gdm-RnNDaK/database -nolisten tcp vt1
vct       8977  8880  0 15:48 pts/1    00:00:00 grep X
[vct@console-0124 ~]$

# 2  
Old 06-03-2011
It may be on a different virtual terminals. In linux you can switch between several different local terminals with ctrl-alt-f1 through ctrl-alt-f6. ctrl-alt-f7 should switch to the terminal where the GUI traditionally resides. Or sometimes, ctrl-alt-f8.

Or it may be that X11 just isn't working for some reason. Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log
# 3  
Old 06-03-2011

Tried ctrl-alt f1 through f8. None worked.
I am wondering is it something to do with any X windows process or any resolution issue ?
# 4  
Old 06-03-2011
Originally Posted by lramsb4u

Tried ctrl-alt f1 through f8. None worked.
That's extremely weird. Are you sure the keyboard is even working? Do the num lock keys/lights do anything?
# 5  
Old 06-03-2011

Yes, the keyboard is working. (checked num lock/lights)
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