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  • "akl168" started this thread

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Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 3:25am

Going from command line to GUI - newbie question

I did try to search but no luck.

I can go to command line using CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE fine. Once there, I can set the IP, scan, etc.

However, I cannot go back to the GUI. I tried running /etc/init.d/rescue/boot - that starts up a GUI but not fully functional. ALT-F7 just gives me a blank screen with a blinking cursor.

I downloaded the ISO from Oct 05, and I'm using an american layout keyboard.

Any hints? Thanks.

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Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 9:06am

Hi,
I ran this command from the command line:
/etc/init.d/rescue/boot
and I went back to the graphical interface. Please give me more details about "not fully functional".

COD11

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Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 6:46pm

Hello,

Quoted from "akl168"

I can go to command line using CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE fine. Once there, I can set the IP, scan, etc.
so GUI works fine in principle ? Why don't you use commandline button under "Miscellaneous" ?

Quoted from "akl168"

However, I cannot go back to the GUI. I tried running /etc/init.d/rescue/boot - that starts up a GUI but not fully functional. ALT-F7 just gives me a blank screen with a blinking cursor.
The behaviour of ALT-F7 is as expected : you kill X graphics server with CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE ... and screen 7 is reserved for the GUI, so blank, if you shot it down. You may change to (commandline) screens 1 to 6 with ALT-F(1,2,3...6). Running /etc/init.d/rescue/boot revitalizes GUI, but starts a second instance of boot script, while the first is still running. They might interfere.
I prefer using

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kill `pidof boot`
(omit line number), since boot script restarts immediately after killing it, so that a single process runs again. Unfortunately a German keyboard layout is used on commandline. You might have some difficulties to find grave accent. Alternatively run "ps" and use PID number of running boot script for a "kill (number)".

Kind Regards
COD11