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I recently installed X Windows 4.4.0 on my Red hat 9.0 distro, in order to take advantage of the preformance-enhancing features, and when I go to log in graphically with my session set to KDE, I end up using XDM (or something like that). I was wondering what happened to KDE, and how can I access it again?
Also, there's an annoying little Console log window in the corner of the graphical login screen, how do I rid myself of that as well?
Sorry - I'm doing this from memory - Check your /etc/inittab for the proper display manager getting kicked off. Verify .xinitrc in your home directory doesnt have a twm line in there. Comment out if it does. Also poke around in /etc/X11/ directory in case the previous things didnt fix it. Sorry this isn't more precise, Im at work on a windoze machine.
No, I wouldnt. Kde is still there. Im kinda busy this morning, but this afternno, Ill look for a how to on setting up kde. Your config files were over written when you reinstalledX. Its now pointing to twm, or so it seems. I think its a pretty simple fix. BTW, could you post your /etc/inittab and .xinitrc from your home directory?
I was not able to find .xinitrc in my home directory as you said but I do have inittab:
# inittab This file describes how the INIT process should set up
# the system in a certain run-level.
# Author: Miquel van Smoorenburg, <email@example.com>
# Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# System initialization.
# Trap CTRL-ALT-DELETE
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now
# When our UPS tells us power has failed, assume we have a few minutes
# of power left. Schedule a shutdown for 2 minutes from now.
# This does, of course, assume you have powerd installed and your
# UPS connected and working correctly.
pf::powerfail:/sbin/shutdown -f -h +2 "Power Failure; System Shutting Down"
# If power was restored before the shutdown kicked in, cancel it.
pr:12345:powerokwait:/sbin/shutdown -c "Power Restored; Shutdown Cancelled"
# Run gettys in standard runlevels
# Run xdm in runlevel 5
I hope this may help lead to a solution, thanks so much for the help.
After doing some poking around I found a really handy tutorial called "KDE GUI Login Configuration HOWTO" which I found to be very useful. The problem was a file mentioned in the xinitab called prefdm, had been overwritten by the new X installation, basically I used the tutorial to figure out how to re-enter KDE and its fixed all my problems. I just thought I would post so that the information would be here in case someone else has similar problems in the future.