Bug 50298 - X Window System does not load during startup
Summary: X Window System does not load during startup
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-07-30 03:50 UTC by Jeff Coe
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-30 03:50:25 UTC
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Description Jeff Coe 2001-07-30 03:50:21 UTC
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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.

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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.

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-07-30 06:15:25 UTC
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

Comment 2 Jeff Coe 2001-07-30 14:11:38 UTC
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?

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