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Change Fedora CLI mode to GUI mode !!!


     Basically am a Windows admin  My Previous Admin had left the Linux Server in automatic CLI boot mode. I need to boot into GUI mode. The Linux server is also a Asterisk Dialer used for Call Centre Purpose. I need to boot into GUI mode by default to backup some folders. Am not that good in CLI mode. So experts please help me out. I tried ctrl + alt + f7. but it does not appear to work. Its a Fedora core Linux server.
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Kent OlsenData Warehouse Architect / DBACommented:

You can switch to GUI mode by typing:

  init 5

At boot time, modify the boot parameter line so that it contains the digit '5' as a parameter.  If the line already has a '3' as a parameter, replace that one, otherwise add the '5'.

Good Luck,
You should edit /etc/inittab

Look for the line that ends :initdefault: (usually about 20 lines down from the top)

This needs to be edited to read:

This will automatically boot into X11 (GUI)
Jan SpringerCommented:
Or you can log in at the CLI and type 'startx' (no quotes) from the command line.
sunilswainAuthor Commented:
jesper solution was the most timely n fast... i could enter GUI mode without re-booting. So i would give max points to him. thanks guys !!!
You did say 'I need to boot into GUI mode by default to backup some folders' in your question. Which is what I answered in my solution.

Oh well.


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