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Old 01-08-2003, 11:26 AM   #1
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gnome doesn't start from gui login

I installed redhat 8.0 several days ago. I found only the most basic window manager "twm" start up (instead of the default -- gnome) when I login from the gui login. However, if I change the setting of /etc/inittab, start the machine on text mode, and use startx command to start the x-windows and gnome, it works just FINE (i.e., Gnome starts successfully). Does this means that I need to configure some files related to gui login so the gnome (instead of twm) can start? If so, which file should I try? Thanks!
Old 01-08-2003, 01:16 PM   #2
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try running this, it should fix it

switchdesk gnome


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