For starts, while at the command line, run the following command;
This should tell you what run level you're at (probably 3).
If that is the case, take a look at the /etc/inittab file by running the following command;
You're looking for "initdefault" which may have to be set to "5" (read that inittab file, it should be well commented).
Before you make any changes to the inittab file, you should have the following;
1) A bootable CD that can get you back into the system (like the installation disk, it should have a rescue mode).
2) A backup copy of your /etc/inittab file.
This can be made by using the following command;
cp -p /etc/inittab /etc/inittab.backup
To restore the file, type
cp -p /etc/inittab.backup /etc/inittab
NOTE: You will need to be root in order to edit or backup/restore the inittab file.
Last edited by xeleema; 09-13-2010 at 03:11 AM.