For now, I made a script to help me with boot up. You can do it all from the shell that I described how to get to in my previous post. basically what we do is:
This will launch a in terminal text editor. Now for the script:
From here, you should save the script by pressing Ctrl+O. You should now be prompted for a filename, just save it something like 'boot.sh' (just make sure that the filename has .sh at the end and you are saving this script in your home directory.Leave the text editor with Ctrl+ X. Now to make it executable we use the command
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart
Obviously, if you didn't save your script as 'boot.sh' swap that out for whatever you saved it as. We can now run that script so long as it is in our directory with
sudo chmod 755 boot.sh
Now you have made an awesome script that should boot your GDM.