new to the forums and new to red hat, got a question though, after the grub boot loader isnt red hat suppose to boot into a gui login? all i get is a text based login, and when i do login i get the terminal and not the interface. any ideas why im not booting into the interface?
Whether or not it boots to a graphical or text login depends on how you have your system configured.
You change the runlevel you boot into by editing the file /etc/inittab.
Look for the line: id:*:initdefault:
The * will be a number.
Change the * to one of these two values.
3 - boot to console mode
5 - boot directly in X11
Also can you start X from the shell prompt?
After you login, at the shell prompt type: startx
Make sure X works before editing /etc/inittab to boot runlevel 5.