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Old 04-08-2002, 01:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy how get kde started

i just installed linux on my laptop through hard drive installation but i couldn't get the kde or gnome but i get only terminal pls help me

Old 04-08-2002, 02:18 PM   #2
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Did you configure X during setup? If so, then do
if X starts fine, then edit /etc/inittab file as root
look for the line
init:x:default, if x is 3 change it to 5, save the file, and next time you boot you'll be in X. So if all of the above worked fine you can select which desktop environment to run upon boot, just create .xinitrc file in your user home directory (note the dot it denotes that file is hidden), just put these lines
exec startkde

It will start KDE as a default desktop env
exec gnome-session
will start gnome.
Do man startx for more info.

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Old 04-08-2002, 02:18 PM   #3
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you need to configure X. what distro are you using might help us out ?
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thanks i can start my kde the error was with my touch pad i used an usb mouse it directly loged me into kde.i am using rh7.2. but i am unable to boot with out my mouse linux is not recognizing my touchpad
can you please help me how to make my touch pad work i am new to laptop is sony vavio pcg-r505te

Srinivas Allada


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