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Old 02-07-2009, 01:03 PM   #1
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unable to start KDE in Back Track 3


I installed BT3 on my hard disk. I get the login prompt at run level 3 and when I do a startx then the GUI starts with fluxbox winman. How can I invoke the KDE in the run level ?
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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I installed BT3 on my hard disk.
This is a forum for Slackware. You should try the backtrack forum.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 01:36 PM   #3
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okay thanks anyway
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:04 PM   #4
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I have no idea what Back Track is, but in Slackware all you need do is run the xwmconfig utility to change your preferred X environment. If you run xwmconfig as root then the change will be global and modify the default X environment for all users.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 02:06 PM   #5
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BT is a slackware based security distro. That's why this post was in slackware forum. Anyway thanks for the help shall try that out.
BTW - won't startKDE in place of startx or something like kdm do the job ?
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:45 PM   #6
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BT is a slackware based security distro.
Ah, okay. Perhaps I need to get out more often.

The startkde script cannot be used separately but must be run from within the startx script.

You can manually select the X environment from within KDM, but KDM is invoked from within run level 4 and not run run level 3. In Slackware the run level 3 solution is to run xwmconfig.

If you want the flexibility of running either run level 3 or 4 at boot time, without fiddling with inittab all the time, then perhaps the following will help:

Configuring Slackware for a GUI and a Command Line Startup
 
Old 02-09-2009, 07:57 PM   #7
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thanks a ton.....for the input.
kdm worked for back track .
In the meantime , I also tried out xwmconfig and it too seems to be a graceful method to change the GUI.
BTW - I am a fedora user, so I had no idea of runlevel 4 being used. In fedora it is unused.
thanks again
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