Originally Posted by RetardedFish
i boot the computer, and all i get is the terminal or whatever its called. i can log in as root, but then what do i do to start the x-window system?
The command is "startx", but this will generally be called for you. You almost certainly have a problem somewhere else...
To check that you're trying to boot into X, use the following command :-
grep id: /etc/inittab
If you get back something starting "id:5", your machine is trying to start X. If you get back something with "id:3", it isn't.
Assuming it is, you'll need to look through the X log; I'm not at my FC5 terminal at the moment, so I'm not certain of the location, but it will probably be something like "/var/log/Xorg.0.log". Towards the bottom of this file, you'll see some error messages (prefixed with "(EE)"). Post them here if you can't figure out what's wrong.