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Old 08-22-2002, 06:19 AM   #1
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Question No longer able to login in GUI mode


Can anyone tell me why I'm all of a sudden unable to log in to linux from the GUI? As soon as I get to the GUI prompt it blinks and sends me to the command line.
This is linux server ver7.3.
Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 08-22-2002, 08:01 AM   #2
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What does your /etc/inittab look like?
 
Old 08-22-2002, 03:05 PM   #3
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Make sure the first line is id5:initdefault:. Sometimes 4 in other distros.
 
Old 08-22-2002, 03:12 PM   #4
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it varies by distros 3, 4, 5, ect. you really should look it up before you change it, and make sure it's for red hat.
 
Old 08-22-2002, 07:06 PM   #5
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found a fix for it. turns out grub had crashed, so I had to do a startx to get into the system. still don't know why I can no longer log in thru grub, seems like I can only log in from the prompt.
 
  


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