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Old 05-20-2004, 01:25 AM   #1
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Question How can I get the graphical startup back?

I recently updated mandrake 10 community edition (finally the mirrors were working). However I have a bit of a snag. When I boot up it goes to the command line instead of the graphical login/desktop chooser. This isnt that big of a deal cause its not that hard to login and type kde. However, I would much prefer having my graphical chooser dealy back. In the control center I have the graphical option checked but it still insists on booting to the dos like environment. So, my question is, how can I get it to boot to the graphical chooser again? What would the config file be and where would I find it. Thus far I have been unable to locate it. Also, once found what lines would I have to change or add to make it revert to "normal". Thanks, in advance, for the help.
Old 05-20-2004, 01:45 AM   #2
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change it to runlevel 4

It should say something like:

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)

you wanna change the 3 to a 4. Atleast thats how it is in Slackware. I'm just assuming it's the same.
Old 05-20-2004, 01:56 AM   #3
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run level 5 in Mandy. Otherwise instructions as above
Old 05-20-2004, 05:14 AM   #4
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Another way if your not sure about using command line is to go into configure your computer > hardware>Xserver and configure your graphics card in here you will see an options box click same and configure to start x automaticly
Is a great system more than one way to do things

Regards Sharkee
Old 05-20-2004, 04:53 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help. Command line is cool and all (makes you feel like a computer master ) but, it is much nicer to boot into a chooser with images of beautiful women in the background . Thanx again.


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