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Old 07-23-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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new users start in xterm rather then gnome?


All,

I hope this is a simple issue. The system is a new FC5 install. The first new user configured works successfully. Inittab is set to start at level 3. When that first user executes startx it comes up in Gnome.

However when a second new user was configured and logged on when it executes starts it does not come up in Gnome, it comes up in an xterm. How can this changed so startx causes the user to start in Gnome?

Thanks,
Dan
 
Old 07-23-2006, 12:58 PM   #2
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one way would be to set the runlevel to 5 and run the gdm (gnome display manager) service. that would provide a graphical login for all users.

if you want to keep runlevel 3, add exec gnome-session (i think it is) to .xinitrc in the user's home directory (or copy .xinitrc from first user's home, etc.)
 
Old 07-23-2006, 01:25 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by dansawyer
All,

I hope this is a simple issue. The system is a new FC5 install. The first new user configured works successfully. Inittab is set to start at level 3. When that first user executes startx it comes up in Gnome.

However when a second new user was configured and logged on when it executes starts it does not come up in Gnome, it comes up in an xterm. How can this changed so startx causes the user to start in Gnome?

Thanks,
Dan
That'll be because the first user has a file ~/.xinitrc and the
second doesn't (most likely, anyway). Just put one into /etc.skel
and all users will have the same desktop environment by default.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-23-2006, 01:59 PM   #4
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Thank you. Those were the clues that I needed. In FC5 the file is .Xclient, that was close enough to find it.

Thanks - Dan
 
  


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