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Old 03-05-2002, 03:18 PM   #1
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no automatic startx and /etc/inittab set at "5"

hey there,

just installed RH 7.2. Boots fine, but goes to text login prompt instead of starting x automatically.

I read many posts and checked my /etc/inittab file. It already has:

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)

but still doesn't automatically start x. no error messages that I can see.

any suggestions? thanks!
Old 03-05-2002, 03:35 PM   #2
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Can you start x by typing startx? If not then you have a problem some where in you /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file, and booting into the gui will not work until the problem is fixed.
Old 03-05-2002, 03:38 PM   #3
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yeah, sorry, forgot to mention that...

yes logging in and entering "startx" works fine. goes right into x no probs.

still can't get it to do it automatically though...

any help would be very appreciated. thanks!


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