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    Bringing up graphical interface on boot

    Hey, I'm a complete noob to all things Linux. I was a hardcore Windows user, but let's just say I saw the light.
    Anyway, I have installed Knoppix to a partition, and am booting from a floppy. Everything with that works perfectly- I can still boot to Windows if I need to, and I can log into Knoppix.
    However, when I boot from my floppy and log into Knoppix, I don't know how to bring up the familiar graphic interface of the CD booted Knoppix. I log in fine, but I still stay in the command line interface.
    I'm sorry if this has been posted before, but I did a search and nothing seemed relevant.

    Jared

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    However, when I boot from my floppy and log into Knoppix, I don't know how to bring up the familiar graphic interface of the CD booted Knoppix. I log in fine, but I still stay in the command line interface.
    Type startx after logging in.

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    If you want it to go straight to graphical mode you should-

    login as root
    cd /etc/rc5.d
    ln -s ../init.d/kdm S99kdm

    Next time you reboot into linux, it should go straight to the graphical logon screen of the K Desktop Manager (kdm). There's an option during the installer that asks about setting up kdm, and it seems you chose "no".

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