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Old 01-31-2005, 10:16 PM   #1
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Red face I need my graphical display back!


Hi, I need any help on this simple question ( I am new to linux).

After booting up my Redhat Linux, my screem shows me to a text command mode. I want to have my graphical display mode back. How do I do that?
This is what I see on my screen

host login: _
(The rest is a black screen)

How do I change it to a graphical mode type? For example there are icons on the screen.

Please help!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:23 PM   #2
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Does the system try to start the xserver, if so do you get any errors. Also make sure that the default runlevel in /etc/inittab is set to 5 and not 3.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:23 PM   #3
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'startx' is the command you want. this will only work if you have X installed.

If its not installed, i cant help you as your using fedora (which i know nothing about)
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:29 PM   #4
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Oh yeah, I wanted to start my screen in GNOME mode. How do I do that?
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:31 PM   #5
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Was your system starting in graphical mode before?
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:35 PM   #6
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Hi,

Yes, it was. BUt now it is in the text command mode. I think its grub if I am not wrong. I want to have the GNOME mode back-> this is the graphical mode right?? With the icons and the windows bars at the bottom.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:38 PM   #7
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At the command prompt, type in your user name and password, then "startx". If the gui starts fine, you will need to edit /etc/inittab as root and change the default runlevel from 3 to 5. If you get any errors when you run "startx" just post them.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:39 PM   #8
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OK, I am gonna try out your method and BE RIGHT BACK! THanks alot!
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:46 PM   #9
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COOL! I got my graphical mode back! THANKS a ZILLOM!!!
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:49 PM   #10
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You are welcome
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:59 PM   #11
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i have the same problem, but i dont know how to edit the innitab file. also what would happen if i set the default runlevel to 5?
 
Old 01-31-2005, 11:26 PM   #12
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i have the same problem, but i dont know how to edit the innitab file. also what would happen if i set the default runlevel to 5?
You set the default runlevel to 5 to start in graphical mode. You edit the inittab file as root using a text editor.
 
  


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