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Old 10-26-2005, 03:30 PM   #1
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start in runlevel 5


I would like to have the graphic login manager (gdm in my case) start instead of the prompt login.

I have edited the runlevel to 5 in innittab, but I still get the bash of runlevel 3.

gdm and gnome run fine after login - gdm does require to be started by root, however, so maybe that's the problem?

Help would be very appreciated
 
Old 10-26-2005, 03:58 PM   #2
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Would you mind if I shuffle this thread to the Gentoo-Forum? I
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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you're here longer than me
 
Old 10-26-2005, 05:00 PM   #4
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Hmmm ... I must be blind... never mind.

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Old 10-26-2005, 05:17 PM   #5
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gentooers are in every forum

You are looking for /etc/rc.conf ... specifically with lines like the following:
Code:
# What display manager do you use ?  [ xdm | gdm | kdm | entrance ]
DISPLAYMANAGER="gdm"

# XSESSION is a new variable to control what window manager to start
# default with X if run with xdm, startx or xinit.  The default behavior
# is to look in /etc/X11/Sessions/ and run the script in matching the
# value that XSESSION is set to.  The support scripts are smart enough to
# look in all bin directories if it cant find a match in /etc/X11/Sessions/,
# so setting it to "enlightenment" can also work.  This is basically used
# as a way for the system admin to configure a default system wide WM,
# allthough it will work if the user export XSESSION in his .bash_profile, etc.
#
# NOTE:  1) this behaviour is overridden when a ~/.xinitrc exists, and startx
#           is called.
#        2) even if ~/.xsession exists, if XSESSION can be resolved, it will
#           be executed rather than ~/.xsession, else KDM breaks ...
#
# Defaults depending on what you install currently include:
#
# Gnome - will start gnome-session
# kde-<version> - will start startkde (ex: kde-3.0.2)
# Xsession - will start a terminal and a few other nice apps

XSESSION="kde-3.4"
cheers
 
Old 10-26-2005, 05:51 PM   #6
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nope. Those were already set.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 04:08 AM   #7
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I fixed this.
it took
Code:
rc-update add xdm default
 
  


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