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Old 11-03-2008, 04:10 AM   #1
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Unable to load GUI(Gnome or KDE) on bootup

I am using Red Hat Linux 5, and on bootup, the UI screen (Gnome or KDE) doesnt comeup. Theres a terminal only and i have to login in that and then run the following command for loading Gnome:
Is there some way i can configure the default UI (either Gnome or KDE) to startup (without running startx)?
Old 11-03-2008, 04:25 AM   #2
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GUI mode


Probably your system is running on Runlevel 3 (CUI) you need to change to Runlevel 5 to boot from (GUI).


You need to change the runlevel by editing the /etc/inittab
and change id:3:initdefault: to id:5:initdefault: and
reboot the system.

good day
Old 11-03-2008, 04:49 AM   #3
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Thanks dude it worked


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