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I have a Gentoo installed on an old computer along with KDE.
All this works fine. But if I want the graphical login to fire up from start; for some reason it does not work.
I changed the initdefault in /etc/inittab from 3 to 5 as a I always do when I want to get this result. Nevertheless this time I must have forgotten something. Any idea ?
If I do startx from the command line : it works fine.
Not all distribution use the same run-levels. Check in the text comments in inittab that 5 is correct. You should see a block of text that looks like this (from Suse 10.2)
# /etc/init.d/rc takes care of runlevel handling
# runlevel 0 is System halt (Do not use this for initdefault!)
# runlevel 1 is Single user mode
# runlevel 2 is Local multiuser without remote network (e.g. NFS)
# runlevel 3 is Full multiuser with network
# runlevel 4 is Not used
# runlevel 5 is Full multiuser with network and xdm
# runlevel 6 is System reboot (Do not use this for initdefault!)