View Full Version : I messed up! I acidentally dissabled my graphical interface

April 22nd, 2008, 02:15 PM
I had this bright idea that if I disabled the graphical login that it wouldn't take quite as long to boot up linux. What I didn't know is that by disabling the graphical login it also disables the graphal interface even after you have logged in...

I'm using Xubuntu 7.04 on a Dell inspiron 8000. Would anyone be kind enough to walk me through reactivating the graphical login through command line? You would be me hero!

April 22nd, 2008, 02:18 PM
I made the same mistake.

April 22nd, 2008, 02:20 PM
After you log in from the command line, you could type

If that doesn't work then just try hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7 As I believe that should bring back a GUI (not 100% sure on the key combination though)

April 22nd, 2008, 02:23 PM
You could also try typing in
xfce4-session in the command line.

April 22nd, 2008, 02:23 PM
Yes it's Ctrl + Alt + F7. But if it doesn't bring you X after you log in, just run the command startx as stated below.

April 23rd, 2008, 01:51 AM
Thanks for the help everyone, startx is what worked, no response from Ctrl + Alt + F7. Everything is normal and I'm typing from Ubuntu again!