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Old 01-07-2005, 12:24 AM   #1
innoman
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Starting in Gnome-- please dont laugh at me...


Please dont make too much fun of me on this... lol, I am kinda new to linux.... i used to work with Unix a lot, but it was with the navy and we use a Common operating environment setup... so things are pretty much always the way you want them.. well the same regardless of how you want them. I use mandrake and have no problems with that. But I am trying to expand on my knowledge...

My Slackware 10.0 install boots to the command line. How do I get it to just bring up the gui. I selected gnome as my default. THanks
 
Old 01-07-2005, 12:31 AM   #2
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Edit the file /etc/inittab
There will be a line that says:
Code:
id:3:initdefault
Change that 3 to a 4

Last edited by scuzzman; 01-09-2005 at 08:03 AM.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 12:47 AM   #3
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That and you you'll have to run...

Code:
xorgconfig
to build your config file for X. Then you can boot into runlevel 5 or stay in runlevel 3 and run "startx"
 
Old 01-07-2005, 01:29 AM   #4
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Hi Scuzzman, but the line you refer to is in /etc/inittab, NOT /etc/xinittab, and it should read like this:-
# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault:
Unless of course Pat has changed the way he does things.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 02:19 AM   #5
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No, in Slackware the login manager still starts when the system is booted into runlevel 4. To login in to the system from a console login (init 3) then just login with your userid and password then do "startx".
 
Old 01-07-2005, 06:47 AM   #6
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i log into root ... then type "gdm --start" ... then log into my user account at account screen ... that way i can log into a nested window and not have to close all my apps just install something or configure something as root
 
Old 01-07-2005, 07:19 AM   #7
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you can set up your box to log in to gdm everytime by editing the /etc/rc.d/rc.4 file. Read the comments, it's pretty easy.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 08:09 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by vdemuth
Hi Scuzzman, but the line you refer to is in /etc/inittab, NOT /etc/xinittab, and it should read like this:-
# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault:
Unless of course Pat has changed the way he does things.
i've always done it simply the way vdemuth said. just change your initlevel from 3 to 4 in your inittab.

next time you reboot, you'll have the gui login.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 01:28 PM   #9
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create a .xinitrc file in your home directory:
echo "exec gnome-session" > ~/.xinitrc

Then you type startx and gnome will start. you can do the same for fluxbox, kde, etc.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 07:26 PM   #10
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Quote:
Quoth scuzzman:
Edit the file /etc/xinittab
There will be a line that says:
Code:
initdefault:3:
Change that 3 to a 5
Do not do this. RL5 is configured exactly the same as RL3 (and RL2) in Slackware, so this will have no effect!
 
Old 01-07-2005, 10:46 PM   #11
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I am amazed at the amount of wrong information in this thread....

A lot of stuff is close.. but ...

Just to confirm if you could not figure it out through all the other posts

vi /etc/inittab

change

Code:
# Default runlevel...
id:3:initdefault
to

Code:
# Default runlevel...
id:4:initdefault
This will start you out at gdm.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 05:25 PM   #12
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(:

thanks all
 
Old 01-09-2005, 07:23 AM   #13
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Just for further info, if you want to play around with other window managers you can easily change the default WM by typing: xwmconfig
This will give you a list of all the window managers you have installed. You can always change back to Gnome or other WM by using this command.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 08:04 AM   #14
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My apologies - I had the wrong runlevel (I like mine booting to a CLI) and made a typo on the filename... lol - was late when I responded :/ - the post is edited accordingly
 
  


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