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When I boot Fedora 19, the GUI does not start. I can start it manually, with startx, but this does not unlock my keyring, which is annoying.

This problem started when I tried to move from GNOME to KDE and tried to install KDE and uninstall GNOME, which did not work.

I guess I would like to reinstall GNOME from scratch if I could do so without loss of data.

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What are you currently using, kdm, gdm, lightdm...? –  MariusMatutiae Oct 28 '13 at 6:01
    
I am using GDM right now –  Demetri Oct 28 '13 at 14:47
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what does runlevel return? What about grep initdefault /etc/inittab In most Linuxes, you start gdm at runlevel 5. Not sure if latter Fedoras change this convention. –  Rich Homolka Oct 28 '13 at 15:29

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Fedora uses, like Arch, the new systemd, so you should be able to start gdm at boot like this:

 sudo systemctl enable gdm

I hope this solves your problem, in light of your vicissitudes.

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+1 .... mostly for (properly) using vicissitudes –  Rich Homolka Oct 28 '13 at 15:26
    
That fails with "no such file or directory" –  Demetri Oct 28 '13 at 18:26
    
Now it actually fixes the problem. Thanks! –  Demetri Oct 31 '13 at 6:51
sudo systemctl enable gdm.service

and maybe

sudo yum install "@Gnome Desktop"  
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