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Old 01-21-2005, 06:40 AM   #1
Astropicachu
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how to get into the gui


Hi guys,
I've installed Mandrake 10.1 just yesterday and it keeps sending me to the cl login. How do i get into kde frrom there? Is there a problem of X configuration? If you think it is could you please tell me how to configure it in the most possible layman terms please, although i really wanted to know all the ins and outs of it i sometimes think that people can go a bit overboard with explanations online and that only puts more questions in my head.
Thanks a million, i just wish that one day i can help other newbies as well.
 
Old 01-21-2005, 06:42 AM   #2
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try "startx"
first
 
Old 01-21-2005, 10:15 AM   #3
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edit ur
/etc/inittab
and change ur runlevel to 5 from 3
for permanent solution

this will run if u have ur X server ,DM etc configured

if startx works fine for u

then it is fine to change ur runlevel

regards
 
Old 01-21-2005, 12:39 PM   #4
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Do what whansard suggests, just to make sure that you can boot into GUI. If you can, the read the following simplified way of doing what masand said

Code:
# vim /etc/inittab
Look for id:3:initdefault:

Make that 3 (or whatever you have) into a 5, by pressing the following keys after you put the cursor over that number:
<Insert>
<Delete>
<3>
<Esc>
<:>
<w>
<q>
<Enter>

Last edited by student04; 01-21-2005 at 12:42 PM.
 
Old 01-21-2005, 12:46 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by student04
Do what whansard suggests, just to make sure that you can boot into GUI. If you can, the read the following simplified way of doing what masand said

Code:
# vim /etc/inittab
Look for id:3:initdefault:

Make that 3 (or whatever you have) into a 5, by pressing the following keys after you put the cursor over that number:
<Insert>
<Delete>
<3>
<Esc>
<:>
<w>
<q>
<Enter>
oooops

thanx for correcting me

regards
 
Old 01-21-2005, 12:51 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by masand
oooops

thanx for correcting me

regards
Well.. i reread what you wrote and saw that i misread it.. you said "to 5 from 3" and i read that as "from 5 to 3". So you were correct to begin with and i quickly edited it out because i was wrong and didn't want to make a false statement

all cool now, though
 
  


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