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Re: [SLE] how to start the gui?
  • From: Graham Smith <gqs@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 16:15:09 +1100
  • Message-id: <200502201615.09449.gqs@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 15:41, Steve Lett wrote:
> This is probably really dumb, but I'm obviously pretty much a newbie...
> I've only ever run SuSE linux and it always was starting the KDE gui.
> But now my big 20" monitor died, and in trying to change to a temporary 15"
> monitor, suddenly I find it only is booting up to a text screen prompt.
> I can login, and did so as root, then nothing else happens.
> How do I:
> 1. make it start the KDE gui like normal
> 2. make it stay that way. I'm lost at the command line for the most
> part.

Firstly you will have to run sax2 as root to define the screen sizes of the
new monitor can handle.

Login as yourself and run startx to see if the settings now work and KDE comes
up properly.

In yast System-->Run Level Editor -->Expert Mode
and make sure "Set Default runlevel after booting" is set to "5: Full
multiuser with network and xdm"

either reboot or run "init 5" as root to run KDE


Graham Smith

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