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Old 04-05-2005, 08:59 AM   #1
SamLinux
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The RedHat GUI


Hi,
At the moment RedHat 7.2 is starting with a shell style interface. I wish to have a GUI

I read in the RedHat manual that to do so you edit the inittab file in the etc folder.

from the defult 3 to 5

when I entered the editior my file was allready set to

id:5:initdefault:

indicating it was supposed to be running a GUI style interface not suprising as I selected this on install.

My question: Why is Linux not using a GUI? with the run level at 5 allready?

Thanks,
SamLinux
 
Old 04-05-2005, 09:19 AM   #2
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if it is configured, type startx after login
 
Old 04-05-2005, 02:05 PM   #3
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default option is runlevel 3
because when u start ur system for the first time
then if the systen boots up fine till the login ,it is sure that there is no problem .
then u can proceed to work on the graphics section

and also most of these are meant to be servers there u do not need the graphical mode so the text mode is there by default

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Old 04-05-2005, 06:42 PM   #4
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Yes, but what I am saying is my Linux was set to run level 5 aka GUI Mode.

automatically. So why is it not working with a GUI?

Thanks,
SamLinux
 
Old 04-05-2005, 07:24 PM   #5
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"Yes, but what I am saying is my Linux was set to run level 5 aka GUI Mode.

automatically. So why is it not working with a GUI?"

Somewhere in /etc/initab there is a table which describes which script to run for a selected run level. Check the table entry for level 5 to get the name of the script to be run when level 5 is selected. Then look at the script and see if it actually starts a GUI.

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Old 04-06-2005, 07:50 AM   #6
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Will do thanks for that.

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