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Old 02-13-2008, 02:03 AM   #1
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my linux doesn't start with kdm

I have archlinux
I was updating KDE and then I broke my X
I changed in /etc/inittab to id:3:default for solving problems.Now X works properly!

But then I wanted to change it again to id:5:default
but my linux starts with console and i should write startx manually

in the ~/.initrc and /etc/ske/.initrc
exec startkde

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Old 02-13-2008, 05:27 AM   #2
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Here is the relevant parts in my /etc/inittab file :
## Only one of the following two lines can be uncommented!
# Boot to console
# Boot to X11
You need the line in bold also to start kdm.


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