Having problems on Start-Up - Kicks to Command Line?

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  1. MagnusTrent

    MagnusTrent New Member

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    Just installed Ubuntu 12.10 for the first time on a new AMD desktop tower. Was working fine for the first day or so. Opened the case to install an internal card reader, and upon startup instead of booting the GUI OS it boots the command line prompt. Tried removing the card reader but still getting command line on startup. At the risk of sounding like a total n00b , I am already kindof lost.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou.

  2. adam525

    adam525 New Member

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    After you get to a command line you can start xwindows by typing startx. Before you do that though, edit the file /etc/inittab and look for

    id:5:initdefault:

    To start xwindows by default, that number should be 5. If it's changed to 3 or something, just change it back to 5.

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