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Old 01-04-2007, 08:03 AM   #1
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xterm to gnome/gui desktop

Hi all,

i Just stopped the samba server in gui mode and rebooted. from there on words i am not able to login in gui mode. its loging in xterm. i used startX to enter the gui but i am not. can any tell me how to enter to gui mode from xterm environment or window.

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Old 01-04-2007, 08:43 AM   #2
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gdm or kdm if you are running KDE.

you need to be a little more specific. Any error messages?
Old 01-04-2007, 08:58 AM   #3
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Do a "cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | less and see what error messages X is generating when it tries to start.

Then fix those problems or, if you don't understand how to do so, post the log file here and ask for the help you need.
As a general rule, you should always review your log messages before posting, and post the log(s) when asking a question. This helps people understand your problem in detail and, if possible, answer your question(s).
From your post, it's not clear if you actually even have a problem with X. It could be as simple as having changed your default boot option (click on the "Menu" option on your login screen) to a session type of "Failsafe," or somehow getting a "3" into your GRUB boot option line. But without the details, it's really hard to offer much help.

By the way, the "Midnight Commander" package (yum install mc) contains a nice set of terminal-based tools for finding files, viewing them, and, as needed, editing them. It can alleviate a lot of the pain of correcting problems when you're forced into terminal mode.

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