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Old 02-13-2002, 03:47 AM   #1
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x at reboot?

H'mm this feels silly. I can't find out how to make my xserver start up automatically at boot time. I reinstalled Redhat 7.2 for the umptenth time and managed to forget to set it to graphical login. Now, I want it to login to Gnome or KDE at reboot. I tried to find a file called tty something in the /etc folder but I didn't find any.

What should I do? Which scripts/config files controlls these things. Whenever I try to change this in Gnome or KDE's controllpanel programs nothing happens.


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Old 02-13-2002, 04:46 AM   #2
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To boot directly into a GUI, you need to modify your /etc/inittab file. For Redhat, edit the line which reads "id:3:initdefault:". Replace the "3" with "5".

For pointers on how to load a specific desktop environment/window manager, use the Search function. As your search criteria, type "xinitrc"; you should get the idea by reading some of threads that get returned. If not, repost with whatever further questions you have.
Old 02-13-2002, 04:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply, worked like a charm


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