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Old 09-23-2007, 11:04 PM   #1
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Exclamation PCLOS: Stopped KDM, now I can't get it to start.

Hi guys,

While playing around with the boot options in PC Linux OS, I accidentally changed the startup type to text mode so now it does not start KDM when I boot. I do not know what to do from here. I tried this:

sudo /etc/init.d/kdm start
But got an error about the timestamp. I tried it without sudo and it said it was an invalid directory. What should I do from here? Please help.

Old 09-23-2007, 11:25 PM   #2
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# Default runlevels in Slackware:
#   0 = halt
#   1 = single user mode
#   2 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
#   3 = multiuser mode (default Slackware runlevel)
#   4 = X11 with KDM/GDM/XDM (session managers)
#   5 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
#   6 = reboot

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
The above is from the file /etc/inittab and sets which runlevel the OS boots into (in my case Slackware, and the graphical run-level is init 4) as you can see, the line id:4:initdefault: sets it to init 4. On your system, check what this line reads in your inittab file.
That should help!

NOTE - you'll need to edit the file as root.

To start X, I would type 'telinit 4' while logged in as root.

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