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Old 2nd February 2009, 06:15 PM
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booting to GUI screen

I am new to Linux, and this question has probably already been answered here, but I gave up looking for it.

What do I do to get the GUI to load at boot instead of having to type startx everytime?
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Old 2nd February 2009, 06:27 PM
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Open a terminal and

su -
gedit /etc/inittab

and look for
id:3:initdefault:
and change it to
id:5:initdefault:

save, exit and reboot.

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Old 2nd February 2009, 06:57 PM
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Talking

Thanks, I'll do that
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Old 2nd February 2009, 07:51 PM
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I have a new issue that I hope someone can help me deal with.
I am using a USB Wireless adapter to connect to my router (on my Linux system), and when I booted this time I got the following message:
Enter Password for default keyring
The application "NetworkManager Applet" (/usr/bin/nm-applet)
wants access to the default keyring, but it is locked

I have tried every single password that I can ecer remember using for anything (quite a few passwords) and none work. Is there some kind of default password? I have tried hitting enter without entering anything and that did not work either.

Any and All assistance is greatly appreciated,
Alan
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Old 2nd February 2009, 08:03 PM
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Hello:
Which version of Fedora are you using ?

If you are not sure, post the output of

cat /etc/fedora-release

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Old 2nd February 2009, 08:07 PM
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Fedora Release9 (sulphur)
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Old 2nd February 2009, 08:09 PM
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Hello:
See if this thread helps.
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...hlight=keyring

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Old 2nd February 2009, 10:31 PM
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Thanks for the help. it didn't work though. I strung a 50' cat5 cable to it to update the system, I will see if it works after some updates.
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Old 3rd February 2009, 01:20 AM
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the system has updated, and I tried my usb wireless adapter again and I am getting the same message I had at the beginning (refer to post #4).
Where I have this machine, I can't string a cable out to it, and don't want to spnd the money on a PCI card for it.

Any Suggestions?

Added:
I discovered that if I close the box enough times it finally gives up, and lets my device work. I will be upgrading to F10 tomorrow (after the download is complete), hopefully the problem will disappear then.
It works now though and that's all I really care about.

Last edited by MatieA; 3rd February 2009 at 04:29 AM. Reason: Update status
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