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Ola Must
18th April 2006, 08:21 PM
I searched the forums but maybe my query was improperly worded. How can I get Linux to boot to the GUI via a command line?

Ola Must
18th April 2006, 08:22 PM
also i want to tell it to do this from this point forward

18th April 2006, 08:22 PM
edit your /etc/inittab and change this line



Ola Must
18th April 2006, 08:27 PM
i forogt to mention im a noob so i dont even know how to get to that the /etc/inittab from the command line.

Also i tried doing

cd /etc/inittab and it says no such file or directory so not sure if i am doing something wrong or not

18th April 2006, 08:36 PM
you need to modfy /etc/inittab

The default text app is probably vi

so, vi /etc/inittab

scroll down to the line above

hit INSERT and you should see INSERT in lower left. make the change

Hit escape to get out of INSERT mode.

type in :wq (that's colon then w and then q)

That writes the files and quits out

Then reboot

Ola Must
18th April 2006, 08:42 PM
thank you sirs