XavierP thanks for replying to my post.i did as you said.and ran xwmconfig.from the console.these are the options than came up.
xinitrc.kde KDE: K Desktop Environment
xinitrc.xfce The Cholesterol Free Desktop Environment
xinitrc.blackbox The blackbox window manager
xinitrc.fluxbox The fluxbox window manager
xinitrc.fvwm2 F(?) Virtual Window Manager (version 2.xx)
xinitrc.twm Tab Window Manager (very basic)
i do not see the option of picking GDM.
this is how i installed the package.i ran the console from my user login.then
i tpyed su: password:******** cd / then i ran lynx --source http://gsb.freerock.org/net-install/current
it ran for about 30-40 min adding,updating, and removing packages then when it stopped i rebooted my system.in run level4:GDM was not in the Xmanager so i edited the /ect/inittab back to run level3: i rebooted again to see if it would rewrite the startup script.but to no avail.so i went back and reedited the /ect/inittab again back to run level4:What are my options at this time.i'm thinking about just reinstalling slackware and starting all over again.should i just uninstall freerock and install dropline.im so lost and don't know way todo at this point.it's hard being a newbie.and it's to late to turn back now.im hooked on slackware now sorry windows.maybe there's hope for me yet