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Old 05-27-2007, 12:34 AM   #1
Maurice Arthur
Registered: Jun 2001
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Gui Login

Hi mepis users
We are able to use text-mode login via terminal
etc/ id:3,initdefault
Login to my home folder Desktop files all on screen.No problem.
Have tried to change to inittab 5 for GUI the system boots to white Termial
KDE graphical interface does not load to desktop
Error seems to be related to KDE Home folder but unable to correct this GUI problem
Will have to continue using terminal command to start KDE
Any help
Old 05-28-2007, 01:20 AM   #2
Simon Bridge
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Have tried to change to inittab 5
... you mean you tried to change to runlevel 5? How? By editing /etc/initab?

Have you tried editing the bootloader configuration file (i.e. /boot/grub/menu.lst)
... a 5 on the kernel line will boot you into graphical multiuser mode.

But it sounds like the greeter isn't coming up.

su -c 'kcontrol'
... make modifications from there.
Old 06-01-2007, 12:15 PM   #3
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Smile Getting a gui back

Look at the pages on this link. It is a page by page, picture by picture guide that shows how to do a dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg. I know you don't need this info but the first few pictures from the guide will help you. The first few pages deals with going from a gui log in to a console type log in. You just need to follow the guide, doing the reverse of what it says to do, so instead of changing a 5 to a 3 you will be changing a 3 to a 5. It's pretty simple.


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