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Old 12-31-2004, 02:33 AM   #1
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help starting KDE 3.3.2 automatically


Hi!

I have recently upgraded to KDE 3.3.2, now kde won't start automatically when I log in. I also don't get a choice of KDE or gnome session anymore just starts gnome by default.

I have added exec startkde in my .xinitrc so when I log out I go back to the prompt and if I type startx then KDE 3.3.2 starts OK.

I have tried mv my HOME .kde and /root/.kde same result

Also why when I log out from GNOME I go back to the prompt and not to a window to choose session and user as before (KDE 3.1)?

At the prompt as root if I type kdm nothing happens.

Many thanks!
 
Old 12-31-2004, 02:49 AM   #2
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hi there

what OS are u running??

try

switchdesk kde

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Old 12-31-2004, 02:54 AM   #3
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Hi!

You are right I forgot to mention the OS: REDHAT WS 3.0 kernel 2.4.21-27

When and where do I type this and what should this do?
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:03 AM   #4
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You can type it at a command prompt, or start-->run program
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:03 AM   #5
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type this in shell

switchdesk kde

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Old 12-31-2004, 03:12 AM   #6
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Ok thanks, this worked now I have KDE starting automatically.

Now my problem is that when I log out it goes back to the prompt. so I have to type startx to start again. How can I go back to my original login screen (graphical)
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:34 AM   #7
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do u have any display manager like gdm/kdm running
when at the promt run
gdm
or kdm
or xdm
whatever u have

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Old 12-31-2004, 03:40 AM   #8
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I have all three installed but nothing happens when I type it...
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:44 AM   #9
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hi there
after u type gdm or xdm etc
press

ctrl+alt+F7

also why don't u try booting in init-5 mode
which is graphical mode

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Old 12-31-2004, 07:15 AM   #10
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Don't why it did nt work before but now when I log out it goes to the prompt then I su to root. If I type gdm Then I get what I want i.e the RedHat login window. Now how can I start gdm automatically when I reboot or boot or logout ?

I currently boot as init 6 how can I change that

Thanks!
 
Old 12-31-2004, 07:32 AM   #11
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hi there

see if there is this entry in /etc/inittab

id:5:initdefault:

init level 5 is for graphical purposes

regards
 
Old 01-01-2005, 12:24 AM   #12
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I currently boot as init 6 how can I change that
How is that possible? Did you edit the runlevel? Init 6 is used to reboot the machine!
 
Old 01-01-2005, 02:14 AM   #13
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that is correct , that why i asked to change the runlevel to 5,

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Old 01-02-2005, 05:16 AM   #14
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I checked the file /etc/inittab and it has

id:5:initdefault:

Thought I saw init6 when booting the machine..

Now How can I start gdm from boot?
 
Old 01-02-2005, 06:06 AM   #15
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type

gdm

at the shell

but another DM should not be running

regards
 
  


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