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Old 10-11-2003, 05:19 AM   #1
reaper_90
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Redhat 9 Gnome 2.4 Installation issue - X-Windows startup script


Okay, first n00b post! I dual-installed redhat 9 anong with winxp on my new computer a month ago, intending to ease myself from windows user into seasoned linux pro, and everything must be fine cause i have been using the Linux boot actively over the windows boot for about a week now, and have a basic knowlege of how to work the terminal, install from source, etc.

One small problem has arisen when i have tried to install gnome 2.4 using garnome, it has downloaded all the neccassary source, and compiled, but the readme now says to edit the startup script, and i realised i dont know anything about how the system boots up, or how to change it! Any information would be much appreciated, specifically about the script that x-windows uses to load a wm, but I am willing to learn other specifics while I am here so I dont have a similar problem elsewhere in the future.

Regards, reaper
 
Old 10-11-2003, 05:22 AM   #2
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~/.xinitrc is the one you are searching for
 
Old 11-05-2003, 08:47 AM   #3
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Re: Redhat 9 Gnome 2.4 Installation issue - X-Windows startup script

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Originally posted by reaper_90
Okay, first n00b post! I dual-installed redhat 9 anong with winxp on my new computer a month ago, intending to ease myself from windows user into seasoned linux pro, and everything must be fine cause i have been using the Linux boot actively over the windows boot for about a week now, and have a basic knowlege of how to work the terminal, install from source, etc.

One small problem has arisen when i have tried to install gnome 2.4 using garnome, it has downloaded all the neccassary source, and compiled, but the readme now says to edit the startup script, and i realised i dont know anything about how the system boots up, or how to change it! Any information would be much appreciated, specifically about the script that x-windows uses to load a wm, but I am willing to learn other specifics while I am here so I dont have a similar problem elsewhere in the future.

Regards, reaper
i am also using redhat 9 and have either the same or a similar problem. i read the readme file and i have found the ./xinit file. my problem is this.

i have rh9 set up so that i can choose between either gnome or kde when i log in. is there a way to add gnome 2.4 to the list or at least replace the version of gnome that i have been running.

btw. i am also running a dual boot system using windows me. and once i figured out some of the basics of linux i really seem to prefer it over win.

thanks for any help
 
  


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