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Old 12-13-2005, 02:48 AM   #1
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From console mode to x graphical mode

I have installed RedHat9 server and I have choosen x windows package, but after installation linux started in console mode. Is there any command to start x windows from console mode?

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Old 12-13-2005, 02:52 AM   #2
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'startx' usually does the trick
Old 12-13-2005, 06:02 AM   #3
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As Poetics said "startx" works......
And to make this setting permanent i.e for everytime being looged into graphical mode, edit your /etc/inittab file.
Checkout in that file for "init" options. There are 6 options for that

0 -> for shuting down the system
6 -> for rebooting the system

now one entry will be there ( probably 5 ) for graphical mode.

just below these options there will be default setting for the "init" options
since your machine is entring into console so it should be '3'. Make it 4/5 according to your distribution...

Old 12-13-2005, 04:18 PM   #4
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xmd works well too


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