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Old 01-28-2004, 12:40 AM   #1
eyner
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I can't make work


I pressed Ctrl+Alt+F7 and the monitors when Off so I pressed Ctrl +Alt+F1 and I got back to [root@localhostroot]# I am going crazy with this I really want to get into the Desktop. I have tried everything. I tried " init 5" and nothing happend.

Thanks guys
Later
 
Old 01-28-2004, 12:49 AM   #2
Jose Muņiz
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Please keep your posts in one thread so that it is easier for us to help you =)

Try typing

init 3

and then

init 5

Now if nothing happens please type ps -a and copy the output here =).
 
Old 01-28-2004, 12:54 AM   #3
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I am going to try that Jose thanks
lATER
eyner
 
Old 01-28-2004, 12:55 AM   #4
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init # are jsut #'s, each one gets assinded a script to follow when entered, these can be changed (kinda i tryed to change 0 and 6 (halt and reboot) to difrent #, but the stupid programs that use them have them hardwired so it got fussy when i run thsoe progrmas), neways just type startx, thatll start the x server and run the init script (it installed it to /etc/X11/xinit/* theres only 1 file tehre so a * is good, i dont wanna remeember everyhitng )
 
Old 01-28-2004, 12:58 AM   #5
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Thanks for that too SciYro
I'll try it out to see what happen
Later
 
Old 01-28-2004, 01:29 AM   #6
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I tried "init 3"
and "ini 5"

This is what I get in here

[root@localhostroot]# init 3
INIT:Switching to run level : 3
INI: Sending processes the TERM signal

[root@localhost root]# Starting pcmcia
Starting automount no mount point defined


That's it

I just can't get to the Desktop .
 
Old 01-28-2004, 07:48 AM   #7
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lol and i thought i was the only one with a mesed up /etc/inittab file (actualy i messed mine up on purpose to "customize" it ) btw what distro are ya usuing?, (if you ahve x window server then startx will work or its not installed (or if its not configured but then it will error out,)
 
  


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