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Old 01-20-2004, 10:16 AM   #1
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GNOME initialization


I just installed Slackware 9.0 -- i installed GNOME, but when it boots, it boots to text... I'm not familar enough with Linux yet to figure this one out..

Thanks guys,

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Old 01-20-2004, 10:32 AM   #2
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"i installed GNOME, but when it boots, it boots to text"

Try logging in and then issue a startx command.

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Old 01-20-2004, 11:43 AM   #3
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got it.. but i'd like a graphic login screen... ??
 
Old 01-20-2004, 11:49 AM   #4
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In the Control Center, there's something about that I think, but graphical logins defy the whole point of linux, that's pretty sick, in my opinion...
In KDE I KNOW There's something about it, so do xwmconfig and look in the KDE Control Center, I think there's a choice for Gnome, but I really don't care about these things...
 
Old 01-20-2004, 12:11 PM   #5
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"but graphical logins defy the whole point of linux, that's pretty sick, in my opinion..."

What is that supposed to mean? It does the same freakin' thing, just looks nicer... it's still Linux... help a newbie out geez...
 
Old 01-20-2004, 03:47 PM   #6
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Okay Josh, maybe I can help you out here without BEING EXCEPTIONALLY RUDE!!!

When Linux boots, it will give you a login prompt. That's just the way it is built. Once you login at this prompt, GNOME can load on top of the kernel and give you that graphical approach you desire. If you are confused, just log on as root. Type "root" and enter the password IF you set up one.

Then at the next prompt type "startx" to load the X server and trigger GNOME.

If you feel comfortable editing a file in linux, you can set X to start automatically when you boot up linux.... The file /etc/inittab is the one to worry about..... find the line in this file that reads "id:3:initdefault" and change the 3 to a 4..

If you have any problems, just ask...
 
Old 01-20-2004, 05:31 PM   #7
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wow... thanks... exactly what i needed....
I'm still trying to get a hang of the syntax and the very structure of the file system here... i'm very new to this...

I actually have lots of fundamental questions, but i won't fill the thread with those... if you are on AIM and wouldn't mind answering some questions, let me know!

Thanks again for your KIND help


JOsh
 
Old 01-20-2004, 06:49 PM   #8
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sure thing... just hit my AIM link and I'll try to help you.... it's "right chuur" now the only thing will be catching me online sometime

I've been here asking many questions myself so don't feel alone..
 
  


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