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Old 06-15-2003, 09:05 PM   #1
mgbgt
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Question GUI gone.. just text login


Things were looking great just an hour ago. I solved 2 problems, got my music cds to play,and got to look at what ws on my data CD by altering the permissions in the Security controle panel. Obviously did something else as well which was'nt to bright. Fird up XP to go and get a modem driver+instructions came back to Mandrake 9.1 and after boot up have just the text mode full scary BLACK screen expecting lil'ol me to type to it. I just have two commands and after a bit of trying managed to "shutdow -h now"
Bring back the clicks into my life at lest untill I know more than 2 commands.
If you say use XFdrake will my 2 commands q and shutdown ,oh yeah and clear an -ls and dir get me through
REgards
martin
P.S. I may have DELETED my home DIRECTORY but my password still appear to work
 
Old 06-15-2003, 09:20 PM   #2
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Seems like you changed runlevels somehow. Just login and type:

startx
 
Old 06-15-2003, 10:56 PM   #3
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P.S. I may have DELETED my home DIRECTORY but my password still appear to work
Login passwords are not stored in home directories. That would be a huge security hazard - something Windows might do.
; )
 
Old 06-16-2003, 12:34 AM   #4
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Angry Got GUI back with startx,,but loging in &out complicated

So I got my GUI back again using startx,
but now I seen to have to use it every time and I have to go through a double log in and same for logout with user pass and then root passsword .
The sooner this is back to normal the better but things are not as strange anymore, and the whole OS is becoming less of a bully or I'm not as shy as I was with it.
Day 2 now and I mean maybe 20 hours "rooting around" ,but I was not even fast in Wiindows.
So any idea for getting back to my auto user login would be appreciated
Regards
martin
 
Old 06-16-2003, 01:05 AM   #5
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but now I seen to have to use it every time
Edit /etc/inittab

There should be something like:
Code:
# The default runlevel.
id:5:initdefault:

where 5 is the default gui login.
 
  


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