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Old 12-12-2003, 01:13 AM   #1
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Startup Scripts?

I'm curious about what scripts are run when someone logs in and when the computer starts up. There are two things that I'm specifically interested in...

1) How to NOT use the graphical login program (plain text owns)
2) How to edit how users log in (shell, plain X, KDE, etc)

I guess I'm looking for a login script for each user and a script that determines what login program is used. If these are stupid questions, then give me what answers you think are the most relevant to what I'm wanting to do.

Thanks a bunch in advance. It's not easy being a newbie.
Old 12-12-2003, 01:33 AM   #2
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Check out and look through some of the howtos on the subject(s).

/etc/inittab for console login over graphical runlevels.

Not sure what you mean by the rest. Also not sure how RH scripts work - they're pretty weird. If you like mucking with files and booting to text mode, you should be using Slack. lilo/grub.conf, inittab, scripts in /etc/rc.d, scripts in /etc/X11 - things like /etc/profile and ~/.bash_profile and ~/.bashrc control shell configuration - but init invokes agetty invokes login. That's somewhat standard, I guess. A console run level and an ~/.xinitrc will usually handle plain X or get you there directly, anyway. Whereas I think Xsession or some such - and various xdm/gdm/kdm files - control the display manager, but I don't use those.
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To get plain text login, open /etc/inittab

to where it reads

Old 12-12-2003, 03:03 AM   #4
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For a more comprehensive read on startup routines: From Powerup to Bash-Prompt. Have fun.


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