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i have a system with 256MB RAM, i installed FC6 on it and it doesnt boot into a GUI, Gnome runs if you type startx, it also has an atheros wireless card which isn't recignised by the network manager so i have to type dhclient to access the net, is there any way to make these commands happen automatically on boot before you login? if so i would replace starx with gdm and login graphically i just find it annoying to have to write in these two commands every time i boot that system
If you look at /etc/inittab what is the default runlevel?
You should see something like this in the file: "id:5:initdefault:". That line would indicate that the default runlevel is level 5.
For RedHat/Fedora the default run levels are the following:
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 (likely what your set to know... starts everything but x)
4 - unused
5 - X11 (What you want if you want graphical login and X started automatically)
6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
As for dhclient, you can add the command to /etc/rc.d/rc.local and it will be run at boot time.
You may want to look into /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX (where X is the correct number for the device. If you set BOOTPROTO=dhcp and ONBOOT=yes then you should get the desired effect of dhcp on bootup.
thankyou all for your suggestions, i'll look into all of them, i don't currently have access to the system as it's my dads, he gets a bit iffy with me changing things :P i have no idea why... i only burnt out 3 P4 chips :S