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'boot gui' in Fedora Core 5

Posted on 2006-05-01
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
When I installed FC5, it found an 'unknown monitor' and produced garbage on the screen so I restarted the install and opted for text only install.  Everything is fine.  Fixed the X window problem.  Now, when I boot, it goes directly to a text login, and I have to do a startx manually.

How do I set FC5 up to 'boot gui' (sorry for the windows term) so it starts in gui mode?
Question by:cmkcoop
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slow1000 earned 200 total points
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Edit your /etc/inittab and change the 3 in this line:  "id:3:initdefault:" to a 5 like this:  "id:5:initdefault:"

This will change the default runlevel from text (3), to graphical (5).  

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