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Old 11-18-2003, 05:52 PM   #1
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using KDE or gnome to login (graphical login)


hey, im really new to linux so i apologise if this question seems slightly ridiculous! All i need to know is how can i turn my command prompt based login into the graphical login I have seen with KDE or gnome? (i use KDE so it would be KDE's graphical login im after)

is it something to do with runlevels?? i think i read that somewhere...

thanks in advance!
 
Old 11-18-2003, 06:09 PM   #2
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Yes.
You will need to change the runlevel from 3 to 5 in the /etc/inittab file.
Look for the following line.
Code:
id:5:initdefault:
 
Old 11-19-2003, 12:43 AM   #3
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though a graphical login is friendly, a text login is a lot easier for trouble shooting. i mean come on, it's like 2 steps, login and startx
 
Old 11-19-2003, 06:57 AM   #4
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im a picky bugger

i actually had a snoop round and found the runlevel bits and changed it to 4 before i saw the reply to the post which seems to work fine, whats the difference between 4 and 5?
 
Old 11-19-2003, 06:52 PM   #5
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Originally posted by mep]-[isto
im a picky bugger

i actually had a snoop round and found the runlevel bits and changed it to 4 before i saw the reply to the post which seems to work fine, whats the difference between 4 and 5?
In Linux, runlevel 5 is for X11 (the graphical environment) and runlevel 4 is unused.

Runlevel 3 is full multiuser mode (Text) and runlevel 2 is multiuser mode without networking (Text).

Runlevel 1 is Single User mode -- it is used to fix problems (mostly to reset forgotten root passwords ).

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Old 11-20-2003, 12:13 PM   #6
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i thought X11 was seperate to linux, how come it has its own runlevel?
 
  


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