Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50298
X Window System does not load during startup
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:17 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; AOL 7.0; Windows 98; Win 9x
Description of problem:
When i boot the computer, the X Window System does not load or boot up.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. I install the X Window System with KDE
2. I turn on my computer after the installation
3. Only the prompts come up, not a graphical logon or anything.
Actual Results: Nothing came up except prompts and the text login, not
the graphical login.
Expected Results: I should have been taken to the graphical login and it
should have started the X Window System.
The computer is running a 486 (66Mhz) AMD(not exactly sure if it is AMD,
but i think it might be.) processor with 24MB of RAM, and 520MB Hard drive.
When configuring X with Xconfigurator, it asks you if you
want your system to boot up in graphical mode or not. Sounds
to me like you have miscnfigured this setting.
Rerun Xconfigurator and choose to boot into graphical mode this time.
Alternatively, edit /etc/inittab as root, and change initdefault to 5
I am new at linux, so i really don't know the commands at all. How would i
start Xconfigurator? what directory is it under? How do i edit the initdefault?