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Old 09-25-2006, 10:18 PM   #1
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Question Post-Install Of Aurora Linux-How to get to GUI?

Hey everyone. Let me start off by telling you what I am trying to do. I am trying to get an old Sun Ultra 10 Workstation that I recieved from a relative, and turn it into a PHP and MySQL development server. Now, I contacted my host, and determined that Aurora Linux was the best distribution for me. I installed it with relative ease. Now, when I boot up, and log in, all I get is a command line interface. How do I get to the GUI? I made sure I set it up for a webserver. I need to get in there and install the newest version of PHP, and learn how to set it up for FTP. Please Help!

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From the command line, give either of these commands: startx, or init 5. Startx will start the X window server; init 5 boots up to runlevel 5 (graphical mode).

Then check for a file called /etc/inittab. In that file, you should find:
# The default runlevel is defined here

Change that to:
# The default runlevel is defined here

and you should boot to runlevel 5 thereafter.
Old 09-26-2006, 03:42 PM   #3
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OK, Aurora does not recognize the command: init 5
It also gives me an error when I try startx
Do I need to reinstall linux on this machine?
Also, is there any way to edit the inittab file without going into graphical mode first? That way it should automatically boot into grapical mode.
Thanks for your help,

EDIT: OK, I feel really dumb. I was logging into a non-root account. I initiated runlevel five. Thanks for your help.

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Old 09-26-2006, 06:44 PM   #4
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OK, my recognized the command. But it really doesn't do anything.
This is what it says after I put in init 5:

********************STARTING MESSAGE********************

INIT: Switching to runlevel: 5
[root@localhost root]# Starting Automount: No Mountpoints D[ ok ]
Starting lpd: No Printers Defined [ ok ]

*********************ENDING MESSAGE*********************

And it just hangs there. Let me know.



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