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Old 08-20-2002, 03:31 AM   #16
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What exactly do you mean by what it returns? What it loads when I type it at the command line?
 
Old 08-21-2002, 12:45 AM   #17
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Hmm... something interesting. When I type "gmd" at the command line, nothing happens. When I type it again, it says something like "gdm already running - aborting." When I type xdm or kdm, they bring up the respective GUI's. Since gdm is a GUI, does this mean that something is wrong with it? I assume that since I chose Gnome as my default desktop, prefdm links to gdm. Is there a way to link it to kdm or gdm?
 
Old 08-21-2002, 04:12 AM   #18
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well, you should be fine to just replace replace the prefdm in inittab to the actual program itself, so there is no choice. but try killing any existing processes of gdm and then running it again.

ps ax | grep gdm
kill pids_for_gdm
 
Old 08-21-2002, 03:56 PM   #19
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Killing the processes of gdm and running it again doesn't seem to work. Replacing prefdm with xdm (or gdm) gives the message during bootup similar to "Process missing at /etc/inittab[57]" (the line with the prefdm thing). I also tried replacing it with kdm but I realized that I don't think there's a kdm in /etc/X11/.
 
  


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