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Old 04-12-2001, 05:06 AM   #1
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Hi all

Im running RH 6.2 2.2.19smp. Ive installed XF86 x window ok. I've then installed Gnome 1.2 via rpms. However on invoking startx I only get the default 3 windows. If I then within the X session type gnome-session I get an error windows manager already running. If I type gnome-session at shell I get a Gtk-WARNING cannot open display and SESSION_MANAGER=local/localhost.localdomain:/tmp/.ICE-unix/1347,tcp/localhost.localdomain:1028. Do I have to edit the .Xclients or initrc files? Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks Rumbey
Old 04-13-2001, 07:31 AM   #2
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Maybe you'll have to edit .xinitrc file in your home directory. If the file doesn't exist, create it. Then make sure that there is a line that says
exec gnome-session

Then startx should start gnome by default.
Old 04-17-2001, 06:17 AM   #3
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I made a file called .xinitrc with exec gnome-session line entered. Still no good just fires up the x windows session. Just can not get gnome up very frustrating
Old 04-18-2001, 07:18 AM   #4
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you've made .xinitrc executable by changing the file-permissions?
Old 04-19-2001, 10:37 AM   #5
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Just made .xinitrc executable. Still no joy??


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