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Old 04-19-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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How to boot directly into GUI mode with LMDE(Linux Mint Debian Edition)?


Hello to all,
I was trying out LMDE on VB, and at first the GRUB bootloader went directly into GUI mode, but recently it has been booting to console text mode. I tried to change the default boot method bu changing /etc/inittab to put init 5 as the default. But it still boots into console text mode. Also when I type startx into the terminal, nothing happens, no GUI appears...
 
Old 04-20-2012, 07:40 AM   #2
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What is the output of startx when you enter it from the CLI?
 
Old 04-20-2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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If you still have the LiveCD why not booting in a live session and look at /etc/inittab to see what is the default number selected there then go back to your installation and changed to default.

That is just an idea I have never used LinuxMint nor Debian so Good luck to you.
 
Old 04-20-2012, 04:56 PM   #4
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Guess could look at /var logs for why the x issue is or seems to not be working.
 
Old 04-20-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
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What have you done since install? I ask because I did similar by unintentionally installing gdm3. Once I reinstalled gdm3 I got the graphical prompt back.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 03:57 AM   #6
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@towheedm
When I did type startx in the CLI it stated that X server could not be found

@TroN-0074
The default number in the LiveCD session was 5, but when I had installed the OS on VirtualBox the default had changed to 2, so I changed the file to boot to 5, but it didn't work
@273
I did just what you have stated and it worked, thanks
 
Old 04-21-2012, 07:54 AM   #7
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Hi Jose. I am glad you figured out and is working fine for you again now.
Enjoy and take care yo.
 
  


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