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Old 05-01-2004, 02:26 AM   #1
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Yet Another Problem

ok, well i got the dual boot with my hard drives and everything works....kinda...i always do this while installing redhat, something happens and the GUI never works, it just asks me to log into root. i havent even set up a hostname and its asking me for it, and my root there any way to turn on the GUI other than reinstalling?
Old 05-01-2004, 03:09 AM   #2
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type: startx in the command line. you may want to flip through the documentation for your distro too. they usually help with how to do these things. when i installed Redhat i just chose KDE or Gnome and it starts automatically. however, at school, i actually have to type startx. they don't have the GUI automatically run. There is a way to change that, but offhand i can't recall. you may find it somewhere in your distro's documentation.

just found this when i searched redhat's website:

1) Change the default Runlevel in Linuxconf to Level 5

You could also type "linux 5" at the LILO prompt for a one time boot-up into
X only.

a friend of mine had to change the runlevel like this. it was runlevel 3 i believe, and he had to change it to 5.

here is the link to redhat 9 getting started guide. dunno what version you are on. redhat

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