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Old 07-09-2003, 03:41 PM   #1
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problem with getting x to load graphical mode


having a bit of a problem getting x to start when i installed rh7 im not sure i saw a option to start x the graphical mode not the shell mode with the white box

was wondering how do i set this to the graphical login

thx in advance

thx for the post to my other request all worked out with the partitons
Old 07-09-2003, 04:03 PM   #2
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Edit /etc/inittab and change the default runlevel to 5 rather than 3.

If I were you, I would leave it at command line boot up. How hard can using an up arrow and enter to start the gui be?

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Old 07-09-2003, 11:23 PM   #3
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I am having the problem where the kernal loads, the screen refreshed about 5 times, then it enters the command line.

I then try startx right, I get errors, and I can't seem to get to my desktop.

Also, I was told to change my root back to root, and now linux has changed the password of the root account, and I can't use it in the shell!!

Should I just install Mandrake 9.1 again???
Old 07-09-2003, 11:25 PM   #4
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i dont' think "linux" changed any passwords without you have any input....but if you can't use the root accout, then i guess your best bet would be to re-install. unless someone else has another idea.
Old 07-10-2003, 03:23 AM   #5
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/////I am having the problem where the kernal loads, the screen refreshed about 5 times, then it enters the command line./////

Do you mean you originally use "graphic" to log on? But it is strange. My knowledge tells me the X-Windows would start on a separate free tty, after starting the default console mode (hope someone to confirm this). But you said that the screen refreshed "where the Kernel load", probably it is not caused by X-Windows. Can you restart the computer again and tell on which step the screen starts refreshing (flickering)? I am also a newb but I believe this information would be helpful to other "oldbs" to solve your problem.

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