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Old 10-23-2003, 08:49 AM   #1
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Auto-boot into Gnome? (mega newbie!)

Please help, I've installed Redhat 9 and I chose the workstation installation. When the system boots it goes to the command line and not into Gnome (which i definatly installed). I know this is really basic but how do I get Gnome to start automatically??
I've never used Linux but I've got unix experience.

Any help much appreciated!

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do a liloconfig and add append="telinit 4" to lilo then it should boot your gdm and there you should be able to log into gnome you can also configure gdm to do a autologin .. but before changing lilo configs be really sure you have installed xfree,gdm,gnome !
Old 10-23-2003, 09:34 AM   #3
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assuming you've installed Gnome/kde during installation
edit /etc/inittab
you can use pico, its an easy to use editor
pico /etc/inittab
(the number may not be 3)
if its already on 5 make sure you have some line which looks like
x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
is at the end
note Redhat uses runlevel 5 as default for X session, slackware uses 4

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Old 10-23-2003, 11:03 AM   #4
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Thanks Demon that was spot on. I'm still struggling through everything else like setting the network up but at least i've got a gui now!



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