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Old 05-27-2004, 08:19 AM   #1
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boots to command but I need GUI


I have been using Mandrake and I was trying to change the mouse scroll. I was doing Ctrl-Alt.-Backspace to restart X. Now I just get to command line, won't go into KDE GUI. Worked fine for about five Ctrl-Alt.-Backspace's then just suddenly stopped.

(Keep'er Simple Please)
 
Old 05-27-2004, 08:45 AM   #2
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type startx at the command line, this should restart kde.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 08:56 AM   #3
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I remember reading a similar post here and I did try to type this:

start x

Does the space matter? start x didn't work for me. Or does it have to be startx

And, will this happen everytime? I would like it to boot right into kde.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 09:06 AM   #4
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The space matters very much, it should not be there. The command is startx. Also, you shouldn't leave your gui by Ctrl+Alt+Backspace all the time unless there is a problem (or so I was told), leave it by whatever means is built in.

startx should start your kde alright. If after boot you always end up on the command line, then the graphical login manager (probably kdm) isn't working anymore. I don't know Mandrake that well, but it might have a menu option where you can set up the graphical login manager. This might be able to restore it.

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Old 05-27-2004, 09:11 AM   #5
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I am at school now and will try it when I get home. Thanks, I wasn't sure about the space I was just taking a stab at it last night.

So Ctrl+Alt+Backspace is similar to a Ctrl-Alt-Delete is it?

I'll be back to post if I can't consistantly book to KDE GUI.

Thanks a lot.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 09:17 AM   #6
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Ctrl-Alt-Backspace only shuts down your X-Server. Ctrl-Alt-Del on a Linux machine tells the OS itself to shut down.

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Old 05-27-2004, 10:46 AM   #7
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So I was shutting down my x server and therefore my GUI wasn't showing?
 
Old 05-27-2004, 11:03 AM   #8
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the x server runs on your system and handles all accesses to the graphics hardware. the window manager runs over the top of x and handles things like minimizing and maximizing windows, etc. then on top of the window manager runs a desktop environment such as gnome or kde to provide a uniform "look and feel" as well as implementing those convenient features such as drag and drop.

Last edited by lyceum; 05-27-2004 at 11:04 AM.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 01:31 PM   #9
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if you're booting to command line now, then you need to edit your /etc/inittab file (i think that's what it was...) and look for a line something like this:

runlevel:3

change that to runlevel:4 and you should be all set.

(sorry i can't give you exact names and syntax, i'm not in front of my computer right now)
 
Old 05-27-2004, 01:34 PM   #10
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here's what you're looking for:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=184912
 
  


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