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Old 02-14-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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Text Login to GUI Login


Hello,

I'm having problems with getting my computer to boot to a graphical login. What files do I need to edit in order to change it from booting to a text login to booting with a GUI login. I have looked through inittab, but no luck. I'm running the Auditor Security Collection distro, which uses Debian.

Also this distro runs ICEWM windows manager. It is very hard to use and customize, so if anyone has any helpful tips about IceWM, It would be much appreciated. Right now I have icecc to help customize the desktop, but it doesnt' work very well.

Thanks fellas


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Old 02-14-2005, 04:57 PM   #2
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Are you quite sure you have a Gui login manager installed ? If not, apt-get install kdm should do it. (Or, apt-get install gdm).

Cheers,

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Old 02-14-2005, 05:45 PM   #3
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Alright thanks, i'll check it out and let you know.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 07:36 PM   #4
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Actually I do have kdm installed. Any ideas? I dont see any configuration files worth editing.

Thanks again
 
Old 02-14-2005, 07:52 PM   #5
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To boot in GUI mode, you have to edit /etc/inittab file.
Give default value 5 in :
id:5:initdefault:

This will make your system to boot in GUI mode.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 07:57 PM   #6
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Thanks for the quick reply.


Thats what I have already done, that exact line is in my /etc/inittab file, and it still boots to runlvl1.


Any other ideas?(Ditch icewm?)
 
Old 02-14-2005, 10:11 PM   #7
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Code:
dpkg-reconfigure kdm
Code:
reboot
 
  


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