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Old 10-04-2004, 05:17 PM   #1
scabies
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getting the graphical login back


hi,

at some point i lost the capability to login graphically. i would like to get it back, just for the easier shutdown/reboot mechanism through X (being able to shutdown/reboot as non-root user).

as it is right now, i login, startx. logout of X, su -> root, and then reboot/halt.

i think this may have happened around the same time that i was disabling firewall services, but it happens with them enabled as well.

Thanks in advance!!
mike
 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:19 PM   #2
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did you change your default runlevel?

edit /etc/inittab
 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:47 PM   #3
scabies
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yep, that was exactly the problem. changing the line <code>id:3:initdefault:</code> to <code>id:5:initdefault:</code> did the trick.

not sure how that got changed, but thanks a lot!
 
  


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