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Old 07-31-2002, 07:41 PM   #1
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Graphical Login?


I recently reinstalled Redhat 7.1. But i did not enable graghical login. Now when i login using text and startx i only get KDE. how do i select gnome to start? and how do enable graphical login?

Thanks
 
Old 07-31-2002, 08:10 PM   #2
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To enable GUI login, you need to set your default runlevel to 5. To do this, open up the file /etc/inittab and change the line that looks like this:
id:3:initdefault:
to this
id:5:initdefault:
There should be an explanation of the different runlevels immediately above this line.

How to startup in Gnome? Well, if you've enabled the GUI login, then you should be presented with a little selector box, so that's not a problem. If, however, you choose to stay with text login, then you need to:
edit/create a file in your home directory called .xinitrc (all in small letters, with a dot at the beginning) and add exec startgnome to it. If you want to have various programs run when you type startx, then you put them in the file. My .xinitrc file looks like this:

exec Esetroot -scale ~/files/images/beast-background-1600x1200.png &
exec gkrellm &
exec ical &
exec konsole &
exec xmms &
#exec twm
#exec startkde
#exec startblackbox
#exec starticewm
exec startsawfish
#exec startgnome
#exec startwindowmaker
#exec startxfce

It changes the background images, it runs gkrellm (the monitoring thing), it runs an organiser, it runs a text console, it runs xmms, and then starts sawfish. The & symbol means 'continue to next line even if program hasn't finished yet', so all the things are run, and then sf, so that when I quit sf, they all quit. The # is a comment, so if I want, I can choose between any of the other window managers simply by editing the file.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 07-31-2002, 08:18 PM   #3
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Thanks just what I needed to know

 
Old 08-01-2002, 11:19 PM   #4
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an even easier way to switch the default desktop al the command line is to type switchdesk gnome, and they already had a good way to change the login to graphical, another way to do that too, though I don't think it is as nice is to just run back thought Xconfigurator one of the questions it asks is about the graphical login.
 
Old 08-02-2002, 02:25 AM   #5
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hmm I tried that with blackbox once. on redhat..
first time it works fine but after a reset it's gone. But it's still in .xinirc though.

ne1 knows how to fix it?
 
Old 03-12-2003, 09:45 AM   #6
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What is suppose to happen when you type in startx? because when I do it this information comes on the screen but it doesn't change to graghcial. I also tried switchdesk and that didn't work, it asked wich one I wanted and I typed it in but nothing happened.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 03:44 PM   #7
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Miebro,

What information comes on the screen when you type startx? It should launch your desktop environment/window manager. Did you get any errors? You can check by typing at command line less /var/log/XFree86.0.log. To get back to a command line prompt type the letter Q. Please post any error messages or at least the information that came on screen.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 12:57 PM   #8
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When I did startx it told me where to go to report bugs and stuff and it wrote that no screens where found. When I did the /var/log..... one all this information came on the screen half of it I didn't even know what it meant.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 04:50 PM   #9
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What distribution are you running? Have you configured your XFree86 yet? It sounds like you haven't or that it is misconfigured.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 01:25 PM   #10
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Red Hat 7.3. Well I didn't put it on my computer someone else did so I guess they configured it.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 04:32 PM   #11
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Try typing, as root, into command line:

redhat-config-xfree86

RedHat users, please correct me if I'm wrong here. Thank you.

Hope this helps out miebro.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 04:36 PM   #12
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redhat-config-xfree86 only works for RH8.0. For pre 8.0, you have to run the Xconfigurator.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 05:04 PM   #13
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Thanks Capt! I knew there was something to that, but never knew the difference.

Miebro, type Xconfigurator as root into command line, per Capt_Caveman. This will get your XFree86 setup going and you should be able to configure it to work.

Thanks again Capt!
 
Old 03-14-2003, 05:09 PM   #14
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Trust me, I learned that the hard way. I almost chucked my linux box out the window after upgrading from 7.3
 
Old 03-15-2003, 11:37 AM   #15
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Ok thankyou, I've tried that but I don't know how much video memory I have and what the clockchip configuration is.

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