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Old 08-24-2005, 11:36 AM   #1
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Start with xfce GUI

I am using xfce for my wm, which runs normally when I start it manually, but I would like to start my system with the xfce graphical login. I have changed the run level to 5, but the system still starts with the command line login. Obviously I am missing something - what would that be?
Old 08-24-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
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(as root): apt-get install gdm

(or try installing xdm or kdm - xdm is the default X one, it's kind of ugly, and kdm is the KDE / QT one. gdm will fit best with your xfce since most of the apps you run are probably GTK.)
Old 08-24-2005, 12:12 PM   #3
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Perfect - that did it. I tried xdm but that was too basic, so I went with gdm. Thanks.


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