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Old 25th April 2006, 11:09 AM
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how do i start x-window system

i boot the computer, and all i get is the terminal or whatever its called. i can log in as root, but then what do i do to start the x-window system?
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Old 25th April 2006, 11:23 AM
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i boot the computer, and all i get is the terminal or whatever its called. i can log in as root, but then what do i do to start the x-window system?
The command is "startx", but this will generally be called for you. You almost certainly have a problem somewhere else...

To check that you're trying to boot into X, use the following command :-

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grep id: /etc/inittab
If you get back something starting "id:5", your machine is trying to start X. If you get back something with "id:3", it isn't.

Assuming it is, you'll need to look through the X log; I'm not at my FC5 terminal at the moment, so I'm not certain of the location, but it will probably be something like "/var/log/Xorg.0.log". Towards the bottom of this file, you'll see some error messages (prefixed with "(EE)"). Post them here if you can't figure out what's wrong.

HTH

Vic.
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Old 25th April 2006, 11:30 AM
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um...i got "id:3:initdefault:"

what am i supposed to do now to fix it?
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Old 25th April 2006, 11:34 AM
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um...i got "id:3:initdefault:"
Ah, OK. Your system probably isn't broken, then - just configured to run without a GUI :-)

Simply edit /etc/inittab, and change the 3 to a 5 on that line. That will boot you straight into X the next time you fire up your system.

To go into X now, type "telinit 5".

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Vic.
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Old 25th April 2006, 11:42 AM
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Have you tried running "startx" ?
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Old 25th April 2006, 11:53 AM
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@Lluisanunez: i was actually trying to get it to work when it booted.

@ccrvic: thanks, it works now. i had fedora core 2, then i switched to ubuntu, which was ****. so then i decided to go back to fedora.
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