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Old 01-02-2004, 07:40 PM   #1
Gill Bates
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x dont start on startup


running gentoo1.4, changed the inittab file accordingly, but still i get the command prompt !
i have windowmaker, gnome and kde installed.
anything i should configure with kde to gets its login screen to come up?

also, since i have always used the internet to find out everything i ever needed about nix machines, i am stuck at the moment cos my stupid BB modem aint supported, where are all the docs located in a standard layout? i already know the kernel compile 1's but they no good.
its hard to use the man or info pages when u dont know what ur looking for
 
Old 01-02-2004, 08:01 PM   #2
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the inittab file should be at whatever level gentoo has for a gui login.
then, instead of startx, run either gdm/kdm (gnome/kde).
i think itll pick it up from then on.

if some hardware device isnt supported, i dont know how you will find any docs pertaining to it on the machine.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 08:19 PM   #3
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Gentoo uses an init script to launch xdm/kdm/gdm.
Code:
rc-update add xdm default
set your preferred DM in /etc/profile, eg:
Code:
export DISPLAYMANAGER=GDM

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