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Old 04-26-2004, 10:23 AM   #1
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How do I get the window manager to start straight away?


Hi

I'm a newbie to command-line linux. I've used mandrake and redhat before, but they're bloatware and not good for my system.

I've just finished my first install of slack. It was really nice and easy to customise. During installation, I selected xFce as my default wm.

So, installation is over, but I'm just presented with the root login.

How do I set xFce to load when I boot the box?

Thanks.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 10:41 AM   #2
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edit your /etc/inittab

set the default runlevel to 4
 
Old 04-26-2004, 10:43 AM   #3
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Thanks for that. Anychance you could tell me how to do that from the command-line?
 
Old 04-26-2004, 11:32 AM   #4
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Try this:

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pico /etc/inittab
pico is a nice simple editor, so when you have finished editing press Ctrl+X and make sure you save and when you reboot X will be waiting .
 
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Thanks for that. I'll try that once xFce actually loads successfully. Currently its throwing an error message in a small window telling me that a process has failed, then once I click ok, it repeats the message. Going to do a re-install, just incase I missed any libraries.
 
  


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