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Old 10-21-2007, 12:58 PM   #1
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Unable to boot into GUI


I just installed FC5 this morning.
And now it automatically boots into text based mode.
Why doesnt it boot into the GUI by default?
How can i change this?
 
Old 10-21-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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hi,
you must have chosen text mode as your default run level ?!?!
login as root
vi /etc/inittab
go to the line
id:5:initdefault:

The 5 indicates gui multiuser mode. You will have 2 or 3 written there, change that to 5. so the line should read as above after modification.

Save and quit the file from vi.
Now restart your machine it will give you a graphical login.
let me know if it works !
nishith
 
Old 10-21-2007, 02:35 PM   #3
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Hey it worked
 
Old 10-22-2007, 01:29 PM   #4
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you are welcome.
by the way just doing a startx from the terminal prompt also would have done the trick but then you would have had to do it eveytime you finished booting up and logging in.
fixing it for good is better.
nishith
 
  


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