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neocookie 04-26-2004 10:23 AM

How do I get the window manager to start straight away?

I'm a newbie to command-line linux. I've used mandrake and redhat before, but they're bloatware and not good for my system.

I've just finished my first install of slack. It was really nice and easy to customise. During installation, I selected xFce as my default wm.

So, installation is over, but I'm just presented with the root login.

How do I set xFce to load when I boot the box?


320mb 04-26-2004 10:41 AM

edit your /etc/inittab

set the default runlevel to 4

neocookie 04-26-2004 10:43 AM

Thanks for that. Anychance you could tell me how to do that from the command-line?

jon1591 04-26-2004 11:32 AM

Try this:


pico /etc/inittab
pico is a nice simple editor, so when you have finished editing press Ctrl+X and make sure you save and when you reboot X will be waiting :D.

neocookie 04-27-2004 02:48 AM

Thanks for that. I'll try that once xFce actually loads successfully. Currently its throwing an error message in a small window telling me that a process has failed, then once I click ok, it repeats the message. Going to do a re-install, just incase I missed any libraries.

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