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Old 02-18-2005, 05:56 AM   #1
shivaan
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Unhappy cant get to kde desktop in SUSE 9.1


hi

i have just installed SuSE 9.1 personal on a dual boot system with win XP. When i start SUSE i get to a command prompt, how do i get to the desktop.

Thanks
Shivaan
 
Old 02-18-2005, 06:27 AM   #2
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type startx
 
Old 02-18-2005, 06:30 AM   #3
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hum hum

I have freebsd, and i get into KDE by this
$ xinit
$startkde

or if you have the following line in .xinitrc:
'startkde'

u just type 'xinit'

(i also have suse 9.1 but never had that problem, or I was newbie when I had it , and re instalt suse)

cheers
 
Old 02-18-2005, 06:34 AM   #4
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sory if you type:
'startx'

u get the X windows
its a bit strange if u r used to windows, it would be a little tough.

by the way, try 'xclock'
(when ur inside kde or X)

bye
 
Old 02-18-2005, 07:01 AM   #5
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thanks for the help i can get to the desktop now
 
Old 02-18-2005, 07:16 AM   #6
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If you would like to boot directly into KDE, you may change the default runlevel in /etc/inittab from 3 to 5:
Code:
# The default runlevel is defined here
id:5:initdefault:
 
Old 02-18-2005, 10:34 AM   #7
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It's odd that you didn't come up with a graphical login at first (unless you selected not to have a graphical login during installation).

What graphics card or chipset are you using???

SuSE, by default, uses KDM as a graphical login manager. If you have further problems,... please post them.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 12:48 PM   #8
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thanks abisko00 i did what you said and the kde desktop loads automatically

@JaseP i think i did accedentally set it not to have a graphical login
 
  


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