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Old 07-23-2006, 05:43 PM   #1
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FC5 Boot GDM


Ok I know this is probably basic, but I am a total linux newbie.

I have found threads on other versions but have not been able to find what I am looking for.


I simply want FC5 to boot to GDM so I dont have to login and start it manually all the time. How do I do this.


Thanks,

John
 
Old 07-23-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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Do you mean that you are booting to the command line and having to init 5, or do you want to log in to gnome automatically without entering a username/password?

GDM is gnome right?
 
Old 07-23-2006, 05:57 PM   #3
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I am booting to command line logging in with u / p then typing gdm

I want it to come to a graphical logon screen that still requires a password.

Thanks

John
 
Old 07-23-2006, 06:00 PM   #4
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Does typing init 5 from the command line do what you want (ie get you to GDM)?

If so, have a look in

/etc/inittab

and there should be a line like

id:3:initdefault:

Change the 3 to a 5, and you should be fine.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 09:57 PM   #5
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That did it,


Thank You
 
Old 07-23-2006, 10:06 PM   #6
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Great

Thanks for posting an "it worked" post

Bill
 
  


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