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Change Fedora CLI mode to GUI mode !!!

Hi,

     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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sunilswain
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sunilswain
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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,
Kent
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GazzerHCommented:
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:
id:5:initdefault:

This will automatically boot into X11 (GUI)
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Jan SpringerCommented:
Or you can log in at the CLI and type 'startx' (no quotes) from the command line.
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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 !!!
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GazzerHCommented:
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.

Garry
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