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Old 02-13-2012, 06:06 AM   #1
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Thumbs down unable to get graphical screen RHEL 5.0

I'm unable to successfully get a graphical prompt for username and password after reboot.
I have to run the command #gdm ; in-order to get graphical screen; other wise i get only a terminal window..

currently running on runlevel 5..

Any suggestions..!
Old 02-13-2012, 06:39 AM   #2
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Hi, I think perhaps there is a config file that will allow you to boot to a gui login screen.

I use kde4 and openbox, but X is the window manager (I think).

So you may be able to change the setting boot to a graphical display, and to login automatically.

In the Boot section of your hardware/system config (mine is "Mageia Control Center"), look for "setup auto login and automatically login". AND,

select, "Launch the graphical environment when your system starts".

Now you should be able to see the user names to select and then a password prompt,

you don't have to select "Login automatically".

Also, there is a file in my user dir, /home/glenn/.dmrc
of course, I'm using kde4.

Hope this helps.
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try changing "/etc/inittab"


it will start X (GDM) environment at startup (at least RHEL based distros)

good luck
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then upgrade RHEL5.0 is old the current is RHEL5.8

yum will be able to do it
su -
yum upgrade


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