View Full Version : [gnome] run Gnome desktop at startup

February 19th, 2011, 02:17 AM
I am new to Ubuntu and therefore do not know much, if anything at all. I've been searching all over this forum and others to find an answer to my problem and none of them have worked so far.

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 as a virtual machine in VMware. Everything seems to be working OK except when the machine boots it goes straight to a terminal rather than starting the Gnome desktop. I can start Gnome just fine by using "sudo gdm" but this requires me to log-in twice and since most of what I'll be using the virtual machine for requires the desktop, it's kind of annoying.

Most of what I've seen so far involves editing the file /etc/inittab, however this file does not exist.

So how do I to configure Ubuntu to boot straight to the Gnome desktop?

Thanks in advance!