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i installed red hat v.9x in my PC Intel Pentium IV 2.8 Ghz, and its working before i installed the XFree86. i just learned that XFree86 will "not do the graphics" on Intel 845G chipset, so i have to switch to X-accelerate.
i disabled the graphical login, and reboot the system. upon reboot, it always go to the command prompt $. my question is how can i login in the GNOME environment without going to the command prompt?
Not sure if this is what you mean, but you need to edit the /etc/inittab file (you will have to be root to do this).
There's a line that says something like
# Default runlevel.
There's a list of runlevels above that. On Slackware, it's 4 for a graphical login, not sure about Red Hat. All you need to do is change that 3 to a 4 (or whatever it is for RH, see the file), save the file and reboot.
my runlevel was 5 after installing XFree86. on boot up, my monitor shows white color with bigger pixels. this is due to incompatibility of XFree and my video chipset intel 845G. with this in my monitor, i changed the runlevel to 3: Full multiuser mode and monitor shows user login and then the command prompt.
before, without XFree86, upon boot up it will go directly to Gnome login and then to desktop. i want to go back in this kind of setting.
hope you understand, my english is not that good. thanks