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Old 11-03-2003, 09:30 PM   #1
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text login help


I messed up and selected login as text and want to get to the graphical interface. how do I do this?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 09:38 PM   #2
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I don't know if this is for all distributions or just Red Hat, but I assume its all across the board. In /etc there should be a file called inittab, if you do

$ more /etc/inittab

youll see something like this

Quote:
[ynadji@localhost etc]$ more inittab
#
# inittab This file describes how the INIT process should set up
# the system in a certain run-level.
#
# Author: Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.nl.mugnet.org>
# Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
#

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:5:initdefault:
If you change the id:5:initdefault: to id:3:initdefault: this will make your computer boot into the console.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 09:40 PM   #3
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As su or root, fire up a text editor like pico and open up your /etc/inittab file. Find the line that looks like this:

id:3:initdefault:

and change it to

id:4:initdefault:

Save and exit


When you reboot, it should start up with one of the graphical login managers.

<edit>
On further though, if you want to keep the text login, but just want to get into a graphical environment, you can always type startx
</edit>

Last edited by Hangdog42; 11-03-2003 at 09:43 PM.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 10:11 PM   #4
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Hey cool I was right! Weehee!
 
  


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