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Old 03-06-2005, 03:25 PM   #1
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Starting Gnome

When I boot Linux and login as root I want to start gnome but how do I do this?
(I've got slackware 10.0)
Old 03-06-2005, 03:33 PM   #2
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Don't!! You should never run X as root. Just log in as a normal user and then type "su" in command line to switch to root user. then do all tasks like that.

If you haven't added a normal user, then do it (as root):
# useradd -m username

You can normally start gnome by typeing:
$ startx

Old 03-07-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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When I've added the user nothing happens, should I get a confirmation and how do I set a password?
Old 03-07-2005, 10:40 AM   #4
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#passwd username


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