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This isn't so bad - after the user logs in, Startx automatically starts.
Ideally, I'd like the computer to start-up within a GUI login. I don't mind the way I've got it working right now, but I want it to be easier for some of the other users.
What you've suggested below - will this boot me from power-on into a GUI login?
Originally posted by GrayGhost You can edit /etc/inittab and set the default runlevel to 4 then edit /etc/rc/rc.d/rc.4 and put whichever login manager you want to use(GDM,KDM,XDM) at the beginning of the script.
It's the wrong place IMHO, the suggestion above also said to change it in /etc/rc.d/rc.M where you will find another existing entry for xdm I think. Just replace it there
You should have considered GrayGhost's post more than most of the others ...
Actually, it is not rc.M. All the selection of the login manager is in /etc/rc.d/rc.4, and it should choose kdm automatically (if you have not installed gdm before that). So, setting the default runlevel to 4 is good enough in almost all cases, as a short inspection of rc.4 shows.
I don't know why it was required to revive an 11 year old thread for something that is as easy as changing the default runlevel to 4 in /etc/inittab. There is no reason to modify any other files to add kdm to launch, because it will launch by default if you have the runlevel in /etc/inittab set to 4. For more info, see the Slackware docs wiki entry on it.