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Old 10-27-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
Amaranth
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Startup auto boot into the "X" window system


What are the parameter changes needed to boot directly into the KDE desktop? My startup currently runs the frame buffer and I have to log into "darkstar" and then type "startx". I'm currently using Slackware 13.37. I want to power up and have the KDE desktop start automatically. Thanks for any advice/direction.
 
Old 10-27-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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What are the parameter changes needed to boot directly into the KDE desktop? My startup currently runs the frame buffer and I have to log into "darkstar" and then type "startx". I'm currently using Slackware 13.37. I want to power up and have the KDE desktop start automatically. Thanks for any advice/direction.
Okay we do it the easier (not 'vi' editor) way. Be on the X window as "root" first, "startx" as you used to do.

When you are logged as root do this:

Hit keys
Code:
"Alt + F2"
a run dialog appears. On it enter these:

Code:
kate -b /etc/inittab
When kate presents you the inittab look for these lines:

Quote:
# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:
That number " 3 " change it to " 4 " do not put quotation marks, just change the number alone. Save it and Restart. You will be taken directly to the X window login.

CAUTION: Never change anything on the inittab, only the number "3" make it "4" nothing else.

Hope that helps.

Goodluck.

m.m.

Last edited by malekmustaq; 10-27-2012 at 01:45 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2012, 03:22 PM   #3
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Thanks, malekmustaq. Boots as desired now.
 
Old 11-09-2012, 04:36 AM   #4
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Thanks, malekmustaq. Boots as desired now.
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