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Old 05-22-2006, 10:25 PM   #1
Justin2021
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Talking I need for kde to start when I turn on computer


Hi,

I am currently using Gentoo Linux with kernel version 2.6.16.
When ever I start up the computer, it always goes into text mode, and then I have to startx as my user to get kde running. Is there any way that I can start up kde automatically withought needing to do anything in text mode? Also, I've been having a problem with when it asks me for my user name password. It always says it is wrong, even thought it is right.

Last edited by Justin2021; 05-22-2006 at 10:27 PM.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 10:37 PM   #2
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I've been having a problem with when it asks me for my user name password. It always says it is wrong, even thought it is right.
... but it still lets you into the system? If not, the password is indeed wrong, and you just need to change it as root, using passwd.

Do you have kdm installed? If it works like gdm (Gnome), you can set up a user to be the default connector, and if that default user has kde set as the default gui, it should go right in.

Of course, that's the Debian way ... I'm not sure about Gentoo.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 10:45 PM   #3
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well, its letting me into my system, but thats only because i have to put:

root~/:su - justin
justin@gentoo/:startx

And that is why i can still log into KDE. I dont have to put my password any where there.
But if I need my password for things such as testing if CUPS is working, it says that justin's password is incorrect, but I am no doubtingly putting in the correct password. And about the kdm, gdm thing, I dont really understand what you mean :S
 
Old 05-22-2006, 10:57 PM   #4
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When ever I start up the computer, it always goes into text mode, and then I have to startx as my user to get kde running. Is there any way that I can start up kde automatically withought needing to do anything in text mode?
Open your /etc/inittab with a text editor as root and Change the default runlevel to runlevel 4. This will automaticly load X at system boot. If KDE is set as your default windows manager, it will go into KDE.

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And that is why i can still log into KDE. I dont have to put my password any where there. But if I need my password for things such as testing if CUPS is working, it says that justin's password is incorrect, but I am no doubtingly putting in the correct password.
You might not have created the user correctly. Delete the user with 'userdel justin' then recreate with 'adduser' then follow the prompts to set up the user correctly.

WHen you boot into runlevel 4 as default, KDE will give you a password prompt. Enter in the login/password for the account you created and it should take you into KDE.

regards,
...drkstr

Last edited by drkstr; 05-22-2006 at 10:59 PM.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 11:20 PM   #5
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run level 4 I don't believe is used but it may be different in other flavors. run level 5 is x.
look for the line in
/etc/inittab
id:3:initdefault: (where should be the run level number. usually should be 5 in Redhat to start x)
 
  


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