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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Tip #4: “The Installer Tested My Graphics Fine, but My GUI Won’t Start”

If your Linux installation program showed you a GUI test screen saying that you were ready to proceed with the rest of the installation, you probably expected that the GUI would start with no problem. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.

If you boot your machine for the first time and see error messages when you’re trying to enter the GUI automatically or when you type startx to start the GUI manually, type system-config-display at a command prompt to start a program that will help you fix the problem.

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