[linux-help] Re: Runlevels, and graphical logins
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I ran into this problem when I first installed RH7.2 on my system.
As it turns out, the problem was somewhere in my networking settings. It's
been a while; so I don't recall all the details. I remember that when I had
the problem, whenever I would run startx manually, I would get an error
message upon entering Gnome saying something to the effect that my
computer's name could not be verified or looked up or something, and that
some programs might not work right. Seems like Linux didn't like something
about the DHCP-assigned hostname or something. I remember having to edit my
hosts files to straighten this out. The graphical login worked fine after
that. (Then, I decided that I prefer booting to runlevel 3...)
Hope this helps and doesn't send you on a wild goose (er, penguin) chase...
FYI, I am running Red Hat 7.2 on a 350MHz PII, and am connected to the
Internet via SCTelcom DSL and a Siemens SpeedStream router/firewall.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ivan Trail" <itrail@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 12:03 PM
Subject: [linux-help] Runlevels, and graphical logins
> Well, Friends, I have come up with more info on my graphical login issue.
> The system is actually booting into runlevel 5.
> This would indicate that I need to edit runlevel 5 to include the
> On some of the earlier RH systems I have had there was a runlevel editor,
Anyone know what it was?
> Where to find the scoop on modifying runlevels, I have looked in the man
pages and I have found out how to switch, query, invert, corkscrew, and
> snaproll runlevels, but not how to modify them, am I not looking in the
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