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Old 09-13-2002, 01:33 AM   #1
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Angry Trouble with KDE...

I posted this question in general but no answer. I installed redhat 7.3, told it to use KDE for the gui, and when i boot up, it goes to the command prompt and thats it. I installed on a different computer and it worked just fine. Why won't it work now. Anyone please help.
Old 09-13-2002, 01:40 AM   #2
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During the install it may have asked if you wanted to "autostart X" and you might have said no. You can alter this to start X on boot by editing your /etc/inittab file. Once you get the gui started, it may only take you to a gui login manager, something like gdm, kdm, or xdm. Then from that point you would login and select what window manager you wish to start.

I believe in KDE you can adjust the settings to start right into KDE and bypass all screens. Poke around the Preferences menu, or KDE Control panel for options.

Old 09-13-2002, 01:43 AM   #3
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And 1 more thing...

It's not a good idea to double post, even if you questions didn't get answered. There are ways to **bump** a message without being so blatent as to *bump* it. Sometimes it's pretty funny seeing that, as long as it's not all the time, and it's used in good taste. Also, you should allow sufficient time for a response. I'd say 2 days, and if no has responded and you haven't found the answer yourself, then a well placed *cough* anyone *cough* or something would be fine.

Just an idea...


I just went over to your post in general, you only allowed roughly 1 hour for an answer! Just a suggestion, but you might want to allow more time than that to get responses before resorting to double posting, as this is a sure fire way to upset a few people, and it wastes time and space. You will probably get dual answers now, having placed a thread in 2 different forums.

Anyway, please try to wait longer next time for a response.
Thank you

Last edited by MasterC; 09-13-2002 at 01:47 AM.
Old 09-19-2002, 01:08 PM   #4
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Have a look in /etc/inittab near the top there should be some lines like this:

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)

If your has "id:3:initdefault" then thats why you are booting into the text login prompt. Try changing the 3 to a 5 and it should start with a X windows login.


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