I'm fairly new to linux and ive only been using fedora 16 for a couple of months. Recently i used the software update tool and i think it installed the new kernel 2.5. But after that my GNOME doesnt load.
And GRUB has somehow removed the fedora recovery entry it had earlier and replaced it with the new kernel entry.
I tried running with my previous kernels (2.1, 2.3) but the result is the same.
I can see the fedora startup (the three lines) and then it shows a command line output which i think is the kernel output and it has stopped after 'Starting SENDMAIL agent'. And in that screen i can see that some process related to akmods and kmods has failed.
i can login on runlevel 2 by pressing ctrl+alt+f2 but i donno how to proceed to recover my desktop environment after that.
I tried updating my GNOME with
yum update gnome
but it says no packages to update. and
yum install gnome
says nothing to do.
Any help on recovering my desktop would be greatly appreciated.
let me know if you need more information and please tell me how to aqquire it aswell