View Full Version : Fedora Core 6 only boots to text mode
1st November 2006, 02:50 AM
I'm new to Linux and I've been playing around with Ubuntu in Virtual PC 2004. I thought I'd give Fedora core 6 a spin. I got it installed ok but it will only boot to text mode and I can't figure out how to get it to boot to GUI mode. any ideas?
1st November 2006, 02:52 AM
What if any errors are you seeing?
1st November 2006, 02:56 AM
It's not giving me any errors it just boots in text mode and goes to a command line. However I should note if I edit the kernel line in the GRUB by adding a 5 to the end it will boot to GUI mode.
1st November 2006, 03:15 AM
Edit /etc/inittab and make sure the initdefault line is set to 5.
1st November 2006, 03:31 AM
Thats exactly what I was lookin for. That fixed it thanks!
1st November 2006, 05:51 PM
What a timely post. This morning when I booted my FC6 Box it came up in text mode also (ie terminal window and bash shell prompt). I upgraded from FC5 to FC6 on 10/30. Since that time I had booted at least 5 times and game up in the GUI.
But, not this morning. So, in a morning fog I grasped at my memory. I typed init -6 and hit enter. Behold FC6 shut down and rebooted to the gui. Now I know to check the /etc/inittab file.
vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2013, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.