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Old 09-24-2004, 08:37 AM   #1
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slackware login problem - starts wrong GUI


this is only going to be a short thread as im sure the answer is quite obvious i just havent been using Slackware long enough to know what it is!! all that happens is i noticed about a week ago that whenever i opened up X and input my username and password, instead of starting the default session, which is KDE, or the 'last' session, which is also KDE, it would just start a gnome splash screen followed by that odd windowmaker GUI. i have now uninstalled both gnome and windowmaker leaving only the gnome libraries (i only really use KDE and Fluxbox - and gnome games!), but now it does the same thing, just reporting an error on not being able to start gnome! everytime i want to start KDE i have to actually select it, or select 'default session'. what could the problem be? and is there any way u can force it to start the default session and not the 'last' one? thanks!!

also one other thing - how do u change the keyboard layout in Fluxbox?
 
Old 09-24-2004, 08:39 AM   #2
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xwmconfig
 
Old 09-24-2004, 08:44 AM   #3
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Well, that depends, which session manager are u using? KDM, GDM or XDM? Or are you typing startx (if you use this way use xwmconfig as suggested by ringwraith)?
 
Old 09-24-2004, 08:47 AM   #4
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sorry, after rereading the post and the mention of last session, gbonhevi is probably ready.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 12:41 PM   #5
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im using GDM as my login screen which is probably why it likes starting up gnome so much, altho tbh i dont understand how u change that. ive set it up to boot into runlevel 4 so it opens GDM first after booting. what would the advantages be of using XDM or KDM?
 
Old 09-24-2004, 12:46 PM   #6
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look for a xinitrc in /etc/X11/xinit... if it's a symlink to xinitrc.gnome that's why GNOME keeps starting... I deleted mine since I have a .xinitrc anyways...
 
Old 09-26-2004, 09:21 PM   #7
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hmm - i had a look and it actually says that entry (xinitrc) is sym linked to xinitrc.fluxbox! strange thing is tho it only starts gnome as default in my user - where will the config files for my user be?
 
Old 09-26-2004, 09:31 PM   #8
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~/.xinitrc

try running xwmconfig as root and choose the wm you want for your user
 
Old 09-26-2004, 09:38 PM   #9
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lupin_the_3rd, unfortunatly that solution will work only for XDM or startx, gdm and kdm use their own "session" files.
darksmiley, sorry but i don't use them/never used so i can't help you, but i'm sure other will
 
Old 09-27-2004, 08:32 AM   #10
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maybe i should change to XDM or KDM as i never really use Gnome - how would i do this?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 09:02 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by gbonvehi
lupin_the_3rd, unfortunatly that solution will work only for XDM or startx, gdm and kdm use their own "session" files.
darksmiley, sorry but i don't use them/never used so i can't help you, but i'm sure other will
Always worked for me using gdm...
 
Old 09-27-2004, 09:03 AM   #12
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Originally posted by darksmiley
maybe i should change to XDM or KDM as i never really use Gnome - how would i do this?
Comment out the lines about gdm in /etc/rc.d/rc.4
 
Old 09-27-2004, 11:27 AM   #13
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Always worked for me using gdm...
Sorry, my mistake now that i remember the only two I tried where XDM and KDM (GDM crashed on my install when I was using Slack 9.1)
 
Old 09-29-2004, 06:30 PM   #14
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i tried KDM - it said something about my user not having an entry in /etc/shells which doesnt make much sense to me as that file just has a list of available shell interfaces however, root booted into KDE fine. it really is odd i still havent sussed why GDM is acting so strange but it probably looks better than the KDM login window so id like to keep it!!
 
Old 09-30-2004, 05:30 PM   #15
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This seems like a somewhat likely place to ask:

How do I edit the gdm session selection menu (to remove unnecessary entries like fvwm95 and whatnot)?
 
  


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