[CentOS] GUI Login Screen for CentOS 5

Mark Snyder mark at jmktdis.com
Mon Jun 18 17:14:20 UTC 2007

Jim Perrin wrote:
> On 6/18/07, Mark Snyder <mark at jmktdis.com> wrote:
>> I installed CentOS using the option for a GUI Server with GRUB and 
>> GNOME.  When it boots it
>> stops at a text login screen, which is not desirable in our setup. I 
>> want it to start at the
>> GUI login screen and not have to press 'Ctrl Alt F7' to bring this 
>> screen up.
>> I thought this was controlled by /etc/inittab but it is setup 
>> correctly for runlevel 5.  How
>> can I correct this setup?
> Are you using the Xen kernel, or an ATI graphics card? This seems to
> be a recurring issue where those two bits are related.

This is on a Dell server, it has the ATI ES1000 video controller. Not using the Xen kernel.

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