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Old 05-12-2002, 02:39 AM   #1
bsamson
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Angry Newby Questions ...


Hello All. Ok, Here's where I'm at. I installed RedHat Linux 7.3 today. I did a workstation install. I have 2, 6.4 gig Hard Drives. Windows XP Professional is on HDA, and Linux on HDB(Linux is the Default OS.) I installed the linux bootloader, and selected Graphical Login.

Problems: It doesnt come up w/ the Graphical Login, and once i log in, it just brings me to the prompt.

Now, how do I, 1) Configure linux to bring up the graphical login, and 2) once i login, have it automatically load the KDE environment?

Right now what i have to do to get to the KDE environment is type:
xinit /usr/bin/startkde (someone in a chat room enlightened me too this)

That's kind of a pain in the butt. hehe.

Please, any help would be appreciated. I really want to learn linux, and am more than willing to learn. I have red all the how-to's and support doc's but to no avail. I give thanks in advance for any assitence into this matter.

--Brian
 
Old 05-12-2002, 03:45 AM   #2
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When you're in, log as root and open file /etc/inittab.
There will be a line:
id:3:initdefault:
Chenge 3 to 5, reboot. GUI should start at boot.
 
Old 05-12-2002, 10:23 AM   #3
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Hi. Thanks, but the line already reads: id:5:initdefault:
 
Old 05-12-2002, 02:57 PM   #4
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About the inittab, check which number it says will load the GUI. For example on my Slackware, I checked the inittab file, and it says that 4 will load GUI managers (kdm, gnome, xdm) , and that 5 is the nothing, but configured the same as 3.

The default is kdm, so if you make it

id:4:initdefault

then you will be taken to the kdm manager, which is the KDE login manager.
 
Old 05-12-2002, 05:16 PM   #5
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you can also just type "startx" instead of "xinit /usr/bin/startkde"
 
Old 05-14-2002, 12:16 PM   #6
bsamson
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Hello all. Thanks for all the help. But I found the problem. What the problem was is that when after i logged in, then from the prompt i typed startx. When that loaded it came up w/ a domain lookup error. So I edited the hosts file, and then restarted. Then it worked w/ the graphical login n all. So again, thanks for all your help!
 
  


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