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I can't seem to log on to linux after a reboot. I type my user name, password and then it comes up with a bash prompt. I type in KDE and it gives me a lot of crap that is too fast to read then it says it can't log on and i'm back to the bash prompt. Can anyone help?!?!
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by:jlevie
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When you get a bash prompt you are logged on. It sounds like that what's not working is that you aren't getting an X server and X windows running. Has anything happened recently that might affect the X server (system crash, power fail, etc)?
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dkieta earned 75 total points
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You need to start the X daemons before you will be able to run KDE. This can be done by running "startx".  If you would like to have linux boot straight to the GUI, edit the /etc/inittab file and change the default run level to 5, then reboot. After you edit and save the file, type in "init 5" and you should have the graphical login.
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Thanks also is that 'startx' to be typed at the bash prompt or not??
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by:dkieta
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yeah, you can type startx from a shell prompt. If you try it and it doesnt work, that means that it is not in your path....but it should be in there by default. Let me know if you have any problems!
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