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alitrix 06-12-2003 05:43 PM

What kind of X?
Joh people.

I am already using Slackware for about 3 months and it's one of the best distro's I have seen. (btw, the seconde one I am trying, first one was Red Hat :D )

Anyway, about my subject.
In RedHat there was a "Login-program" or something like that.
It starts after everything is started of the start-up of linux and you get a login-screen, with username and password AND you can choose what X you can choose. KDE, Gnome,Window Maker and that kind of stuff.

Isn't there something like that for example on Slackware? (I think I have it on my Slackware as well, but I really don't know where)

And even if you people are gonna tell me, how can I make it startable? But I think I will find it in the README of the program you people are gonna tell me to use.

acid_kewpie 06-12-2003 06:05 PM

what you're after is part of kde / gnome etc.. not distro specific at all, you'll presumably just be booting to runlevel 3 or 4 (text login) instead of 5, which uses an X login, etc /etc/inittab and change the default level to 5.

AltF4 06-12-2003 06:10 PM

probably you are looking for "xdm", "kdm" or "gdm"

checking your runlevel (man init) and setting it to "5" (the "initdefault" entry in /etc/inittab)

alitrix 06-12-2003 06:19 PM

So if I put it on level 5, that login things comes from itself?

Or do I have to put a command in the start-up for that as well....

alitrix 06-12-2003 06:20 PM

Oh, yes, I cee :P

# 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)

So that 3 should be a 4

Tinkster 06-12-2003 07:29 PM

Not necessarily :)

If you like using the text fullscreen console
every now and so often (I do ;}) and aren't
happy with just having one of those (Alt-F6
is all you get using runlevel 4) you can
start kdm (gdm, xdm) from /etc/rc.d/rc.local...


alitrix 06-13-2003 04:59 AM

Thanks people.
It works fine :P

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