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Old 02-04-2005, 09:00 AM   #1
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after install of 10.1 only have command line?

i can't seem to get to a "desktop" setting. when i choose linux, linux-failsafe and linux-nonsomething(?) all i get to is a command line. i'm completely new to linux (besides some unix shell programming) and have never installed a distribution before. i chose gnome and kde for graphical interfaces. anyone have any ideas what could be wrong?

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Old 02-04-2005, 09:08 AM   #2
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when the compuyer boots up, log in as the root user.

then open up (with your favourite editor) the file: /etc/inittab in there, you should find a line which looks like:
# Default runlevel.
change the 3 to a 5. and reboot.

Also, check that your graphical manager is installed.

In command, type

and see if it starts.



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