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Fedroa 17 Xorg fails to start on boot

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – My Fedora 17 installation is no longer booting into X : it finished loading the boot screen, then the cursor turns into an "X", flashes a quickly a few times then the just stalls. To get X to load, I have to log into a terminal, kill the Xorg process and run it manually using "startx", at which point it all works fine. I thought it might have been an issue with the "plymouth" service, as described in another post here: Fedora 17 freezes on boot, but disablin the plymouth service like this: systemctl mask plymouth-start.service had not effect. Oddly, in my /var/log directory, there are 6 (HowTos)