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    Cont+alt+f1 got me into the userface but now I can not get out of it. If I unplug my computer it only boots up back into the interface. I figure that there must be some command that I can use to solve my problem. Can anyone here please help me with this? Thanks!

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    Rebooting should work but if not, what about Ctrl+Alt+F7 or startx
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    Thinking about it, you could be booting into text only mode. Have a look at the file /etc/inittab and near the top there should be a line that looks sort of like
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    id:5:initdefault:
    If it has a 3 instead of the 5 then edit the file as root and change it to a 5 which after a reboot should automatically start the GUI.
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    If AntiX. Log in. Then
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    startx
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    You could try this:

    Code:
    echo "/usr/pkg/bin/gnome-session" > ~/.xinitrc
    Replace "gnome-session" with your GUI of choice.

    It may be the wrong directory i sometimes get confused between the linux and BSD directories lol. In which case you will need to change it to the appropriate directory.
    Last edited by SL6-A1000; 10-26-2012 at 01:47 AM.

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    I never got to try any suggestions because I messed up my AntiX installation during a repair install.

    A hurricaine is coming so I can spend a week with my Iceape profiles and bookmarks. I really need
    to learn how to " back up AntiX " because I can not even remember just how many times that I
    have re-installed it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinlucky View Post
    ... I really need
    to learn how to " back up AntiX " because I can not even remember just how many times that I
    have re-installed it!
    Burn an ISO of Clonezilla Live to a live CD/DVD and get a cheap USB back up drive. Read up on Clonezilla, boot in to it, shoot the backup on to the USB drive. Rinse and repeat often; restore when necessary.

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    I really need
    to learn how to " back up AntiX " because I can not even remember just how many times that I
    have re-installed it!
    How to is here. antiX-forum - View topic - Making a Shareable CD/DVD for Distribution w/ antixsnapshot
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    Thread Moved here. Don't worry Cousinlucky, we're watching out for ya buddy.
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