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Re: Stopped booting into X

Edit your /etc/inittab file, and make sure that the initdefault line has 5 
in it, and not 3.

On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, Rich Ransom wrote:

> I had a RH 9 box that booted up into Xwindows on startup.  It worked 
> fine for months with only the occasional shutdown for maintenance. 
> Last week we had a power outage and now when it boots up it comes to 
> the text login prompt, then the screen flashes like its trying to go 
> into GUI mode, but it stays black for a few moments then flashes back 
> to the text prompt.  If I log in from the console it continues to 
> flash the screen like its trying to start the GUI but never does.
> Every other proces on the box is running good, its my backup machine 
> and DNS server.  I don't need X but would like to have it back. 
> Anyone have any ideas, and if not how can I get it to stop trying to 
> go into GUI screen mode?
> Thanks,
> Rich

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