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Old 08-19-2003, 03:25 PM   #1
ryu1ken
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Linux Startup Problem


When I installed Mandrake Linux 9.1 I selected the option to not automatically login. Now when I start up Linux it brings me to a command line and I don't know how to get logged into Gnome or any of the other GUI. I can get logged into the computer through the command line login but is there a command to run a program so I can change that option and have Linux automatically log me in.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 03:43 PM   #2
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To get to a nice little GUI run:
Code:
telinit 5
To make the GUI login the default, edit the file
Code:
/etc/inittab
And change:
Code:
id:3:initdefault:
to
Code:
id:5:initdefault:
then next time you reboot you'lll see the nice graphical interface for logging in.

-G
 
  


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