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jhecht 06-26-2004 12:08 AM

slackware - launch Gnome automatically?
Hi all,

Total Linux newbie here. I got Slackware working as a command line. then got Gnome to run by using the 'startx' command. Question is, how do I get Gnome to launch automatically?

Please be detailed in any reply you make - I'm new at this game, but have no fear of a command line (grin).

320mb 06-26-2004 12:15 AM

you need to edit the /etc/inittab

change the default runlevel to 4

jhecht 06-26-2004 12:48 AM

Pardon me for being so noob, but could you tell me the exact procedure to do that? i have no fear of the command line line, but am simply too new at this game (grin).

320mb 06-26-2004 01:22 AM


cd /etc/
vi inittab

read the man page for vi/vim
to learn how to edit via CLI or term window........

IBall 06-26-2004 02:41 AM

In your /etc/inittab file, there is a line

You need to change the 3 to a 4 to boot straight into X.

I hope this helps

jhecht 06-26-2004 08:12 AM

Thanks for the tip(s) guys! I followed Ian's advice, which solved my problem. Giving a newb like me the exact syntax needed is very helpful. I'd tried putting the 4 at the end of the line - not knowing any better - but (of course) that didn't work.

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