On executing startx, why does it fail to load gui and goes back to the command line prompt ?

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

  • Running the command startx from the console fails and it attempts to run but goes back to the command line prompt.
  • Running the command startx from init level 3 does not invoke the default Desktop environment.
  • Unable to run startx from console

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
  • Gnome Desktop Environment

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