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Old 03-17-2007, 01:55 AM   #1
sharathg786
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Question howto start X bypassing the login screen? & related Q's


Hi, i have an FC6, i've changed my default runlevel to 3 and after my system boots im presented with the login prompt at the console, after i login if i want to enter the GUI, i give the 'startx' command and the login screen (GDM) comes up.....
my question is how can i bypass GDM so that i don't have to enter my username & passwd again after entering it once in console.

>I use KDE as desktop environment, i want 'startx' to start KDE directly without showing the login screen.

>If i kill the X session (ctrl+alt+x), i want to go back to the console not the login screen again

>how can i choose the desktop session (KDE or GNOME or fluxbox) before giving startx i.e., in the console itself.

>and also how can i set resoultion for the console mode? coz the text appears big and fills my screen width if i give a lengthy command.
 
Old 03-17-2007, 06:59 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by sharathg786
my question is how can i bypass GDM so that i don't have to enter my username & passwd again after entering it once in console.
Since you are using KDE, go to the KDE menu & Control Center > System Administration > Login Manager The go into Administrator Mode (you will need the password) and you can set up the how X starts.

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>I use KDE as desktop environment, i want 'startx' to start KDE directly without showing the login screen.
See above. The settings are on the Convenience tab

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>If i kill the X session (ctrl+alt+x), i want to go back to the console not the login screen again
As above there is a setting for that in Login Manager on the Convenience tab.At the bottom see that "Automatically login ..." is not checked.

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>how can i choose the desktop session (KDE or GNOME or fluxbox) before giving startx i.e., in the console itself.
If you have more thatn one window manager installed, then I think you have to do startx first. One of KDM, GDM, etc has to be run. Then at the bottom of the log-in screen you will see a Session button.That will give you a list of WM's.

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>and also how can i set resoultion for the console mode? coz the text appears big and fills my screen width if i give a lengthy command.
I don't know if GRUB has this feature, but here are some links:
GRUB LQ Wiki this has some good links at the bottom
GNU GRUB Manual 0.97 the official manual
How to install Grub an LQ thread

 
  


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