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i am using a toshiba satellite laptop and i have windows 7 installed on C drive and Linux Mint 9 in stalled on D Drive. When i boot it gives me 2 options 1. Windows and 2. Linux. When i select Linux it boots to a screen where it gives me 3 options and if i select the first option it boots to a command screen with my username and then i have to type exit to reboot and then i have to use startx to boot to GUI mode. Is there a workaround so that i can boot directly to the GUI mode.
linuxmint, linux 2.6.32-21-generic
linuxmint, linux 2.6.32-21-generic (recovery mode)
windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)
i select the first option and it some to a screen where it asks me to enter my password, upon entering the password it comes to a command prompt with the following $username$@linuxmint ~ $
if i select option 2 it comes to recovery menu where i select the last option "drop to root shell prompt" where it prompts me for my password and upon entering the same it comes to a prompt "linuxmint ~ #". I type startx here and it loads the gui linux
i hope thats all the info u need and i am really new to linux
You can give following commands to edit /etc/inittab file.
username@linuxmint~]$ vi /etc/inittab
Now Press 'Insert' key twice, you will see REPLACE at the bottom.
Replace 3 with 5
Your machine will reboot.
Now you can enter directly to GUI!