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using dyne , i noticed that you don't get a log in screen (or at least i don't) there isn't any included i guess.
i add a usr and log out , that just stops everything
when i do ctrl+alt+F1 i can then log in (terminal style)
question : when i'm logged in there how do i get back to desktop mode and proceed with my work
tried ctrl+alt+different F's to see what they do
i'm rather new to it so i'm busy finding out and googling
if i can't get an answer , i'm going to mail the rasta guy myself , cause the stuff works (and i'm going to give all my students a livecd to play around with a bit)
sorry 4 the long expl
thnx in advance
Last edited by firedancer; 05-27-2007 at 01:33 PM.
I'm not familiar with DyneBolic specifically, but try typing either 'startx' or 'gdm' or 'telinit 4' after having logged into the machine as root (it sounds like you only have the root account set up right now?)
Does this work?
Also, when you say you logged in as 'usr' what does this mean? Is it a 'user' account or some other type of account?
yes , so as 'root' i add a 'user' account, log out do ctrl+alt+F1 (if i'm correct) and log in as the 'user', but i stay in the terminal and crtl+alt+F7 will not automaticcally send me to 'desktop'
and it always starts in 'multiuser' mode, so i can't log into the 'user' account at start-up
went on the dyne site but didn'y get any wiser
Last edited by firedancer; 05-28-2007 at 02:19 PM.
when you boot the machine to load dynebolic, do you have a boot: prompt from your bootloader? With GRUB, I believe it's the 'e' key or the ESCAPE key while you have the selection highlighted on the menu, which will allow you to add arguments to the boot command. You can add 'init 3' or whatever init level you like, to get it to boot and NOT start X automatically. There are several multi-user runlevels, but only one of them automatically starts the X GUI, usually level 4 or 5.
Now, re: your last post:
You add a user.
Now--> why not just log in as the 'user' from here?
OK, let's say you now go to F1 and log in as user.. NO, F7 will not give you the desktop, because X is normally run as root, so if it isn't running, no-one gets a desktop. Also, under normal circumstances, X is only running in ONE instance on a local machine. This means that if there is a root-owned X running, then another user cannot simply start a new X themselves. (It can be done, but this is not what you want from what I understand here)
If you added the user correctly, then when the system starts up, the 'user' should be able to log into the graphical login screen, which has been started as root during boot.
Alternately, after logging root out and going to F1, log in as root and type 'telinit 4' and see what happens. (NOTE - I assume 4 is the runlevel where you get the GUI at boot. If it isn't, then use whatever number for the correct runlevel)
Just to clear something up:
'Generally' with (most) linux distros, there are several multi-user modes.
init level 1 is single user mode.
init 2-3-4-5 are multi user modes.
init 0 and 6 are for shutdown & reboot.
you should have 'something' like the following in a file at /etc/inittab:
# Default runlevels in Slackware:
# 0 = halt
# 1 = single user mode
# 2 = unused
# 3 = multiuser mode (default runlevel
# 4 = X11 with KDM/GDM/XDM (session managers)
# 5 = unused
# 6 = reboot
# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
The very last line there tells the system to start in level 4, which on my system gives me the GUI login screen. If I were to change the 4 to a 3, then it would start in multi-user mode, but at a command line login. If I changed it to a 1 then it would start at SINGLE-user mode, with a command line login.
Maybe this will help you get what you are trying to do.