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Old 11-25-2004, 06:26 AM   #1
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enabling the GDM on slakware?


hi i was just wundering how to enable the GDM on slackware 10 so i dont have to login threough the command line!

any ideas

thanks berrance
 
Old 11-25-2004, 07:21 AM   #2
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edit /etc/inittab and change the id:3:default (something like that. probably not exactly that) line to id:5:default (something like that. probably not exactly that)
 
Old 11-25-2004, 08:29 AM   #3
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actually i think you change it to 4 instead of 5, i may be wrong but had slack 10 on my computer the other day and i could have sworn it told me to change it to 4
 
Old 11-25-2004, 08:41 AM   #4
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The relevant lines in my /etc/inittab (RH9 though)

Code:
id:5:initdefault:
...
# Run xdm in runlevel 5
x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
you may write gdm instead of prefdm.

best,

Ott
 
Old 11-25-2004, 08:44 AM   #5
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yeah best to stick with prefdm unless you desperately want to use gdm with kde etc..
 
Old 11-25-2004, 09:17 AM   #6
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Quote:
#
# inittab This file describes how the INIT process should set up
# the system in a certain run-level.
#
# Version: @(#)inittab 2.04 17/05/93 MvS
# 2.10 02/10/95 PV
# 3.00 02/06/1999 PV
# 4.00 04/10/2002 PV
#
# Author: Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.nl.mugnet.org>
# Modified by: Patrick J. Volkerding, <volkerdi@slackware.com>
#

# These are the default runlevels in Slackware:
# 0 = halt
# 1 = single user mode
# 2 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
# 3 = multiuser mode (default Slackware runlevel)
# 4 = X11 with KDM/GDM/XDM (session managers)
# 5 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
# 6 = reboot

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:
It's #4
 
  


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