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Old 04-15-2004, 03:06 PM   #1
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refresher gentoo stuff


Hi

Back at the gentoo machine again... couple questions:
1) whats the default text editor installed that i can use in the cli ?

2) after installing alsa 1.04 and doing an etc-update running startx after logging onto cli doesn't run gdm or the window manager (gnome 2.4) i did have running before... i can get into my gnome fine if i use a gdm command...

Thanks for your time and patience!
 
Old 04-15-2004, 03:17 PM   #2
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1) nano

2) echo "exec gnome-session" >> ~/.xinitrc
 
Old 04-15-2004, 03:17 PM   #3
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1) In am pretty sure the default text editor with gentoo is nano.

2) Create (or edit) your /home/username/.xinitrc file to read:

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exec gdm
And it should fire up when you do a "startx". I am not too sure though because I don't use Gnome. "exec fluxbox" works fine as does "exec kde"...
 
Old 04-15-2004, 03:19 PM   #4
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nano - duh- how stupid.. heh

I want to go into cli at boot and then have to run startx manually... xinitrc will that change my runleve at boot?
 
Old 04-18-2004, 01:32 PM   #5
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Im not so sure that it changes your runlevel, ~/.xinitrc simply tells X which window manager to fire up when you type "startx".

So like you want: start in cli, then type startx and you are good to go...btw John5788's suggestion of "exec gnome-session" is probably correct as I don't use gnome.
 
  


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