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To enable GUI login, you need to set your default runlevel to 5. To do this, open up the file /etc/inittab and change the line that looks like this:
There should be an explanation of the different runlevels immediately above this line.
How to startup in Gnome? Well, if you've enabled the GUI login, then you should be presented with a little selector box, so that's not a problem. If, however, you choose to stay with text login, then you need to:
edit/create a file in your home directory called .xinitrc (all in small letters, with a dot at the beginning) and add exec startgnome to it. If you want to have various programs run when you type startx, then you put them in the file. My .xinitrc file looks like this:
It changes the background images, it runs gkrellm (the monitoring thing), it runs an organiser, it runs a text console, it runs xmms, and then starts sawfish. The & symbol means 'continue to next line even if program hasn't finished yet', so all the things are run, and then sf, so that when I quit sf, they all quit. The # is a comment, so if I want, I can choose between any of the other window managers simply by editing the file.
an even easier way to switch the default desktop al the command line is to type switchdesk gnome, and they already had a good way to change the login to graphical, another way to do that too, though I don't think it is as nice is to just run back thought Xconfigurator one of the questions it asks is about the graphical login.
What is suppose to happen when you type in startx? because when I do it this information comes on the screen but it doesn't change to graghcial. I also tried switchdesk and that didn't work, it asked wich one I wanted and I typed it in but nothing happened.
What information comes on the screen when you type startx? It should launch your desktop environment/window manager. Did you get any errors? You can check by typing at command line less /var/log/XFree86.0.log. To get back to a command line prompt type the letter Q. Please post any error messages or at least the information that came on screen.
When I did startx it told me where to go to report bugs and stuff and it wrote that no screens where found. When I did the /var/log..... one all this information came on the screen half of it I didn't even know what it meant.