View Full Version : Can't boot up as X-Windows on Fedora Core 5, Help !!!

29th March 2006, 06:19 PM
Hi Everyone,

After I successfully loaded 5 Fedora Core CD's on my new P4 PC yesterday, and I just found out I boot up Fedora Core 5 as "command line interface mode" only. Any idea what should I do in order to boot up with X-Windows( i.e: Graphic User Interface )?

I remember there is a page says "Configure Video Card" -> Choose boot up with X -Window"??? during install old RedHat 8.0, but for some reason I can't remember I saw this during setup Fedora Core 5 last night, Anything I might missing?

Any help will be appreciated!

- Skinround

29th March 2006, 06:39 PM
Well (assuming you configured your graphics card properly in the setup) you can do it two ways.

1) once you log into the command line interface, just type startx...this will fire up X

2) If startx works and you want the graphical boot to be default do the following (drop the quotes):

- Login to the command line interface
- Type "su" and enter your root password
- Type "vi /etc/inittab"...this will open the inittab config file in the vi editor
- Find the line that says "is:3:initdefault:"
- Press the i key to put the editor into insert mode
- Change the line to "is:5:initdefault:"
- Press escape to leave insert mode
- Press the : key
- Type wq and press enter (this will save the file and exit the editor)
- Reboot and you should be in graphical boot mode...

29th March 2006, 07:26 PM
Thanks man, this info really get my day going.

I'll give it a try tonight after work and let you know how that works. *_*

- skinround