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I'm a experinced windows user but have got so frustrated I figured it is time to try the alternative.
I've sucessfull installed suse 9.3 proffesional and everything was working fine, there were enough similarities for me to play around and not get too lost and concerned that I was breaking things. Now, two restarts later, when the computer boots it loads doen't load the GUI and all I see is a terminal (colourfull, but still a terminal) and after logon all I get is a prompt. I really miss the GUI.
I'm quite comfortable with the windows command line but I know exactly 0 linux commands and would like to learn at my own pace. How can I start the GUI back up again (1st priority) and make it do so by default on boot.
Hello Peter, please check your /etc/inittab, the string in this file is like this: id:N:initdefault. Here, N is an integer. OK, if it's 3, just replace it with 5, then reboot.
But if it is still 5, you really should check you xf86config, but it's not call like this name now, I think, because I can't find it just like you. But I will go on to find it, so just do these things above, good luck!
If by colorful you mean like a grey color you might be starting by default into xmd instead of kdm, this was a problem with Suse 9.3 reverting to xdm due to some conflicts. If this is the case then it's an easy fix.
1) login as root
2) type yast and hit enter
3) On the left side of yast click on System
4) On the right side open /etc/sysconfig editor or something similar
5) On the left side of the new window click to expand the desktop option and then expand the display manager one.
6) Click DISPLAYMANAGER
8) On the right side under Setting of: DISPLAYMANAGER, change it to say kdm (if it doesn't already say kdm)
9) Click finish