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I am using Enlightenment and I really like a lot of things about it, but I would like to use Gnome because I think learning Linux basics at the same time I am trying to learn to navigate Enlightenment is driving me crazy! I have Mandrake 9.1, how do I use Gnome again? Thanks in advance.
320mb's suggestion was for those people who use startx instead of a graphical login I believe. As Mandrake defaults to a graphical login, I'd wonder if you actually have installed any other window managers to pick, as when you install them they usually add entries to the login box.
If you have them, they they're overridding the system's default choice of WM. I dont use startx so dunno quite which one you're looking for. There's a lot of info about the X startup process, and I do know you want to comment but one of the lines which read exec windowmanager
Depending on how you switched away from it in the first place, try the Mandrake Control Centre -> Boot -> DrakBoot. Check the 'Use the graphical environment when your system starts' checkbox.
Or edit /etc/inittab, change the line from id:3:initdefault: to id:5:initdefault: