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Old 02-13-2004, 10:12 PM   #1
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Ratpoison question


Let's keep this short and sweet: I use SuSE 8.2 Pro, my login screen never shows, it just starts immediately in ratpoison. The end. If you need further info, notify me.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 01:12 PM   #2
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I really hate to do this but...

I'm going to bump this. I REALLY need to know the answer because it is all but preventing linux to be operational under anything but a minimalist system.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 01:29 PM   #3
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Try

init 3

or STR+ALT+Backspace
(= kill X-Server)

to go back to the console.

There try typing

startx WINDOWMANAGER=kde

or

startx kde

or

startx windowmaker

Or try starting

YaST2

in ratpoison (By the way: How did you install this in suse. I'd like to have it in suse 9.0 but cannot compile it) and try something there.
There could also be a file in
/boot/grub/, something called grub1st.conf or so.
Edit it with mcedit for example and
change "init 5" to "init 3" to boot to console
and do startx ... from there.
Did it help ?
 
Old 03-20-2004, 01:31 PM   #4
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Oh,

STR is CTRL
 
Old 03-20-2004, 04:53 PM   #5
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I have to correct myself once more:

It wasn't in /boot/grub/grub1st or something, where to set init 3.

It was the file /etc/inittab

There it says something like

id:5:initdefault:

You can edit this to

id:3:initdefault:

then you should be able to boot to console, where you can look for another windowmanager.

By the way: I just tried enlightenment with an aqua-theme.
That somehow killed my X-server completely. It wouldn't start kde nor windowmaker. I had to reinstall.
I hope you don't have to.

Bye
 
  


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