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Old 04-23-2007, 02:58 AM   #1
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Fedora 6 CHAR login to GUI login


As my desktop was freezing while Fedora Core 6 GUI install, I happened to succeed through Text install and was successful in making dual boot with XP.

I am wondering if I can change the way to login from Char to GUI.
Old 04-23-2007, 03:05 AM   #2
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Char to GUI.
Char means?

Do u point mutiusermode or init 3
To get to X or GUI as default do,

open /etc/inittab
find the line


3 is the mutliusermode,change it to 5, so that it look like


Nirmal Tom.
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:19 PM   #4
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Thanks Nirmal,

However, I land up in another issue, it gets to the login screen, upon entering username & password it tries to open the GUI, but blinks twice and returns back to the login screen.

Any help is highly appreciated.

Old 04-24-2007, 04:03 AM   #5
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is it the case for all the users including root?
have u checked the free space in home or tmp directory?
Does it have enough free space?

post the output of df -h

At boot time in grub, u shall append 3 to kernel to boot into multiusermode.Boot the sytem in multiuser mode.Login using any user to virtual console and enter command

startx gnome

i will try for ur X session.And for Errors i will give the reason in you terminal.
post the error back.

Nirmal Tom.


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