Start X automatically when user logs in?
I am running Fedora 4, using a very minimal install, with FVWM as my window manager. I would like to eliminate gdm (gnome desktop manager) from my system and simply have have FVWM (and consequently, X) start every time I log in as a certain user. How can I accomplish this?
1. Go to console.
2. type "pico /etc/inittab" (if you have vi then replace pico -> vi)
3. Look the default runlevel in configuration, look the runlevel with meaning "X11 with xdm" or like it.
E.G (in that case, you must use 4):
# These are the default runlevels in Slackware:
# 0 = halt
# 1 = single user mode
# 2 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
# 3 = multiuser mode (default Slackware runlevel)
# 4 = X11 with KDM/GDM/XDM (session managers)
# 5 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
# 6 = reboot
3. replace default runlevel ("commented with #") with 4 (using as top before)
4. save you configuration
5. restart your computer.
Maybe this will help you.
how do you intend to log in without gdm?? if you mean a console login then gdm isn't used anyway, so is already got rid of. do you simply mean you want a user who logs in under a console to run startx automatically? i'd say run "tty" and if the response starts with "/dev/tty" then you know you're in a console, so start X if possible. so in that users .bashrc add:
Right, I want to be able to login from a console, without having any gdm/kdm/xdm/*dm, and have x and fvwm start when I log in as a certain user.
try my solution then, should do the trick.
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