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Old 07-26-2003, 01:09 PM   #16
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Thanks for posting it talonnb. It will help a lot Well, I'm no vi speciallist, in fact, I think it's quite complicated, but there's the one who likes it. Here is a command reference for vi:

http://www.dclug.org.uk/linux_doc/vi.html

My inittab stands like:

# 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)

Which is just like yours... so, 5 would start in X = Graphical mode .
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:13 PM   #17
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Well, I saved it so that it would start in mode 3, to see if once in that mode if changing it back to mode 5 will work, I'll let you know how that turns out soon
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:19 PM   #18
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cool Good luck!
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:23 PM   #19
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Nah, still doesn't want to start up, when the GUI comes up, does it ask you to log in in a text field first before it launches?
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:27 PM   #20
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Well, sort of... but "nicer", like this:

http://art.gnome.org/images/thumbnai...Gnome-Shot.jpg

That's just an example. You still have to login and type your password, but not totally under command line if you know what I mean....
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:43 PM   #21
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Is there anyway to launch the GUI from the command line?

Last edited by talonnb; 07-26-2003 at 02:03 PM.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 02:01 PM   #22
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Ah, the heck with it, I'm going to reinstall again now that I have the memory at the right level
 
Old 07-26-2003, 02:19 PM   #23
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Thanks for all your help guys, I know where I will come in the future for help.

Thanks again
 
Old 07-26-2003, 04:19 PM   #24
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Sad we could not fix your problem. Anyway, a fresh install is always cool Good luck and farewell for now my friend
 
Old 07-27-2003, 08:33 PM   #25
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I did a fresh install, you know what it was?

I looked through the installation, and removed something called firstboot, it worked perfectly after that.

Thanks for you help
 
Old 07-28-2003, 05:27 PM   #26
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Cool, thanks for sharing it with us . I never heard of this firstboot thing, but I'm glad it works
 
Old 10-06-2003, 01:55 AM   #27
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same type of problem

hey, i have the same type of problem. i am running rh9, i was setting up a sambe server earlier today and something went screwy and my hd crashed (at boot-up linux would keep doing a disk check and tell me it was broken), so i re-installed. Now for some reason i clicked on text login when i finished the installation. How do i fix this? i changed the file mentioned earlier from 3 to 5 and now i get the x-window system coming up but it has problems and will not load. How to i have it use KDE to for the login?
thanks
 
Old 10-06-2003, 03:12 AM   #28
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I wanna make one thing clear at this point. It's RedHat's convention to have GUI login for run level 5 and text login for run level 3. But, Debian has GUI login at run level 2 it-self. It is an init script that starts the needed Desktop Manager.

At any point of time, you can invoke the DMs manually. If you are using GDM (Gnome Desktop Manager) type 'gdm' at the shell. If KDM (K Desktop Manager), type 'kdm' at the shell. Similary 'xdm' for XDM. I hope that nobody will use XDM anymore.
 
  


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