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Old 09-11-2003, 06:03 PM   #1
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booting gnome from the command line...

I have suddenly started experiencing X issues, and I was hoping to narrow down the reason. Since, when I type 'startx' from the command line, KDE automatically starts, I was wondering how I would go about starting GNOME from the command line! If tux racer starts in GNOME but not KDE, I think I would have narrowed down my possibilities.

Old 09-11-2003, 06:12 PM   #2
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Old 09-11-2003, 07:42 PM   #3
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you can also edit a .xinitrc file in your home dir like this

vim /home/your_user/.xinitrc

exec gnome-session

now you can startx and gnome will start :>


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