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josecolella 04-19-2012 12:56 PM

How to boot directly into GUI mode with LMDE(Linux Mint Debian Edition)?
Hello to all,
I was trying out LMDE on VB, and at first the GRUB bootloader went directly into GUI mode, but recently it has been booting to console text mode. I tried to change the default boot method bu changing /etc/inittab to put init 5 as the default. But it still boots into console text mode. Also when I type startx into the terminal, nothing happens, no GUI appears...

towheedm 04-20-2012 07:40 AM

What is the output of startx when you enter it from the CLI?

TroN-0074 04-20-2012 08:48 AM

If you still have the LiveCD why not booting in a live session and look at /etc/inittab to see what is the default number selected there then go back to your installation and changed to default.

That is just an idea I have never used LinuxMint nor Debian so Good luck to you.

jefro 04-20-2012 04:56 PM

Guess could look at /var logs for why the x issue is or seems to not be working.

273 04-20-2012 04:59 PM

What have you done since install? I ask because I did similar by unintentionally installing gdm3. Once I reinstalled gdm3 I got the graphical prompt back.

josecolella 04-21-2012 03:57 AM

When I did type startx in the CLI it stated that X server could not be found

The default number in the LiveCD session was 5, but when I had installed the OS on VirtualBox the default had changed to 2, so I changed the file to boot to 5, but it didn't work
I did just what you have stated and it worked, thanks

TroN-0074 04-21-2012 07:54 AM

Hi Jose. I am glad you figured out and is working fine for you again now.
Enjoy and take care yo.

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