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Old 06-19-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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Auto login set up missing services


In trying to set up autologin on my new home fedora file server, I discovered that the "System Settings" option under the Applications menu is missing. In my reading, I've learned that this is where you customize logins. I'm assuming that I missed installing some package when I installed Gnome desktop in Fedora 9. Now I can't find a way to add a package to the running system.

In addition my Gnome "help" system is broken so I can't access help through the GUI. It errors out to the "Bug Buddy" every time I try to use it.

Where do I find the package list for the Fedora 9 Distribution?
Which one has the "System Settings" and autologin?
How do I install it?

BTW How can I get "help" working again?

Thanks for your help

Dean
 
Old 06-19-2008, 10:51 PM   #2
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You could do it from the command line (you need to be root)

chkconfig --list (will tell you the installed services)

chkconfig service_name on (will automatically start it on next boot)

service service_name start (will start it now, but still need step above for next boot)
 
Old 06-20-2008, 12:07 AM   #3
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still missing a link to the solution

Thanks billy

I went through the list, but no package jumped out as the on with the "system settings" in it. I suppose that once I know that I can chkconfig -on to get it started. So all I need now is to identify the package I need. Is it possible the the system manager isn't on my system?

I did encounter an error that said the "gnome system manager" couldn't run. Possible cause - some other manager might be interfering (eg bonobo or kdc).
 
  


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