Right from the beginning when I selected the GUI installation, when it wanted to switch to GUI the monitor acted weird as if a white liquid starting to fill all the screen until it all went white.
I restarted the installation and this time went with text mode. No problem! Everything went smooth. When I restarted the system, I got the same problem again!
After discussing this with an expert friend I found out that apparently this is because fedora is using the wrong frequencies for the monitor, so I tried finding out what are the proper HorizSync an VertRefresh for /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
Section "Monitor"which didn't work. So I started googling the problem, no luck. I fiddled around the set up and tried many different configurations, nothing worked!
HorizSync 30.0 - 85.0
VertRefresh 58.0 - 62.0
finally I said to myself, the heck with it, let me apply the updates and just go with text mode:
$yum updateI applied around 25 new installs and around 400 updates and my fedora was updated from 2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64 to 18.104.22.168-45.fc9.x86_64.
I rebooted the computer and there you go, everything worked perfectly as if nothing was wrong right from the beginning.
So friends, before wasting your time for 2 days fiddling around things to fix on a new install, first apply the updates. Lightning may strike!!!!