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Old 08-17-2003, 08:50 PM   #1
vspurlin
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how to startup in GUI mode


I have RH 8.0 installed on two PC. One automatically starts up in GUI mode, but the other starts in command line mode and I must manually do "startx". Where should I look in the one that works to see what to copy to the one that doesn't?
 
Old 08-17-2003, 09:16 PM   #2
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Use startx to get into a GUI in the one that currently goes into console mode

then go to a shell and type

gedit /etc/inittab

change this line

id:3:initdefault:

to


id:5:initdefault:

ie change it to run level 5

Then save it.

When you re-boot it will boot straight into GUI mode

Last edited by Skyline; 08-17-2003 at 09:19 PM.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 09:20 PM   #3
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the file should be in /etc/ and i think should be called inittab
you only need to change one line of it, a three means console and a five means X Window mode.

To change the runlevel while the PC is still on, type in "init x" where x is the runlevel you want. This is generally better than typing "startx" if your services are essentially the same in both modes, because it enables the graphical logon screen as well.
 
  


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