View Full Version : Not enough memory for graphical install

23rd August 2006, 01:48 PM
Inspiron 4100..

I Attempt graphical install, get message 'not enough memory for graphical install, starting text mode install'

No, problem, but when it's all done, I'm stuck with a command prompt

running setup allows me to select a working resoultion for X, but I can't seem to figure out how to get a desktop.

23rd August 2006, 01:52 PM
You can try typing 'startx' and see if you can get to a desktop. I'd still boost the ram up if at all possible so that you get the most out of your machine.

23rd August 2006, 02:36 PM
Thanks much. I shoulda known that... Better upgrade MY memory first..

23rd August 2006, 03:57 PM
and if you want it to auto startx do to this ^_^

Edit your /etc/inittab file. Look for the line


Change the 3 to a 5.

(thank you ccrvic for teaching me that)

then to have a autologin:

Click on "System" > "Administration" > "Login Screen".
Enter your root password. Then on the "Users" tab enter your non-root user name in the "Include" box by clicking on the "Add" button, typing your user name and clicking the "Add" button in the dialog box.

Important: Click the "Apply User Changes" button. Then on the "Security" tab tick the check box for "Enable Timed Login". Select your user name in the "User:" box and type "5" in the "Pause before login:" box . Click "close".

24th August 2006, 03:13 PM
For memory upgrades on name brand desktop/laptops and built yourself desktops I
always go to www.crucial.com

512 MEGS will make Fedora very happy.