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Old 09-29-2008, 04:02 PM   #1
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FC 9 XFCE :: how to start it ?


I did installation only with gnome. So I have gdm.
I used yum groupinstall XFCE to install xfce desktop.

Now when ever I start computer I don't see xfce option in gdm.
All there is, is gnome.

Any ideas?

Old 09-29-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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edit services (system-config-services)

start xdm at boot
disable gdm
Old 09-29-2008, 06:18 PM   #3
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gdm should be able to recognize xfce....

Try booting into RL-3 and then running XFCE from the command-line: "startxfce4"
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pix that worked.
amini I didn't see xdm or gdm in system-config-services window.

But strange thing is when I switch to runlevel 3 xfce starts.
SO I am just going to switch default run level to 3.

I haven't restarted my computer yet. I will let you know If that works.
Old 10-03-2008, 04:27 AM   #5
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F9 GDM doesn't give you a menu at the login screen until *after* you type in your username. At that point, you should see a menu pull-down somewhere on the login page where you can select XFCE as your desired desktop to log into. Assuming of course that it's already installed.



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