fedora welcome screen

Posted on 2007-10-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
fedora question

when i start up my computer i don't get the fedora welcome screen and just logs on automatically.
also when i log out it just takes me to the terminal and i need to type startx to get back in. does anyone know how to change the settings so that the computer always asks for a password when you log in? Also how you can set it so that fedora doesn't close fully and just goes to the logon screen after you log out? thanks
Question by:johotech
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    Check this link out

    Hope this helps,


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    Right - the problem is that you're booting to the wrong runlevel.  You're booting to 3, which is just the console (type "runlevel" to find out, it will say "N 3", N is the last, 3 is the current - 3 is just a test console).  You want to boot to runlevel 5, which starts X automatically.  As outlined in the article Arthur posted, you want to edit /etc/inittab and change the default runlevel from 3 to 5.

    If you aren't familiar with runlevels, they're pretty much just a way of specifying what software starts.  There is a booting runlevel, an shutdown runlevel, and serveral customizable runlevels - 3 is usually the text console only, 5 is usually starting grapically - but it varies depending on the distro of linux, and between flavors of unix.

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    Thank you all and especially arrkerr1024 for detailed commands and info.
    i will check when i get back on the box.

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