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Old 05-30-2004, 12:48 PM   #1
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Question on Mandrake 10

Hey guys im new to Linux and all and i got quite a newbie question u can say.

I currently installed Mandrake v10.0 and i remember choosing the setting do not load gui on login during isntallation. Now whenever i load mandrake it brings me straight to command line.

now i am just wondering how do i get back into GUI ??

any help appricated thx
Old 05-30-2004, 01:07 PM   #2
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If your graphics card and monitor are set up, you just need to enter the command startx.

If you want to change how your computer boots. The program to change it is called drakboot. You need to su to root to run the program. If you run the Mandrake Control Center, select boot. That's the same program.

Or you can (as root) edit the /etc/inittab file.
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by Mandrakelinux are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)

Change the line: id:3:initdefault to
Old 05-30-2004, 11:35 PM   #3
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cheers mate, startx worked like a charm.


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