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Dec 12, 2010

I am using windows XP as my host machine and vmware workstation 6 to install and run RHEL 5. I have set the inittab to runlevel 5. While i am in gnome, i tried pressing

Ctrl-Alt-F3 and nothing happens. I searched the net and found that i should do this

Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F3. It worked and kinda throwed me to shell mode. When i issued runlevel command it showed me

N 5

Now when i tried to go back to gnome by pressing

Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F5 it didnt work !! i tried all other combinations

Ctrl-Alt-Shift-(F1-F5) but no response.

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I see these lines in my logs:
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2) I've adjusted the sudoers list visudo and added

root ALL=(ALL) ALL
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Building the vmmon module.
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Execution aborted.

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