Dont know how to get my desktop back on...

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sw0o0shm
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Dont know how to get my desktop back on...

Post by sw0o0shm » 2010/06/14 06:34:34

I logged out, I was in as root. I used to have a graphical display of the desktop. Now I just have a terminal, how would I get my desktop back?

gerald_clark
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Dont know how to get my desktop back on...

Post by gerald_clark » 2010/06/14 13:31:08

Please read the new user pages:
http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewforum.php?forum=47

You should not be running a GUI as root.
If you want to use X windows, you can configure your system to boot into runlevel 5.
( see /etc/inittab )

As a logged-in user, you can run startx to bring up X.

chuina
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Re: Dont know how to get my desktop back on...

Post by chuina » 2010/06/16 05:38:21

Here are some, [b]30.4.1. Runlevels[/b] section of http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/Installation_Guide-en-US/s1-boot-init-shutdown-sysv.html

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