Changing Login from Console to X at Startup
How do I change my login from the console to
the graphical screen?
Instead of logging in to your system at the console and typing
the startx command to start the X Window
System, you can configure your system so that you can log in
directly to X.
You must edit one file, /etc/inittab,
by changing just one number in the runlevel section. When you are
finished, reboot the computer. The next time you log in, you will
have a graphical login prompt.
Open a shell prompt. If you are in your user (home) account,
change to the root user by using the su
Now, type gedit /etc/inittab to edit
the file with gedit. The file /etc/inittab will open. Within the first screen,
you will see a section of the file which looks like this:
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
To change from a console to a graphical login, you should change
the number in the line id:3:initdefault: from a 3 to a 5.
Change only the number of the default
runlevel from 3 to 5.
Your changed line should look like the following:
When you are satisfied with your change, save and exit the file
using the [Ctrl] -[x] keys. You will see a message telling you that
the file has been modified, and asking you to confirm your change.
Type [Y] for yes.
Now, your next login after reboot will be from the graphical