[NBLUG/talk] Starting in gdm rather than xdm

Todd Cary todd at aristesoftware.com
Mon Aug 15 19:44:42 PDT 2005

In order to avoid having a read error from the installer after well 
along the process, I decided to try loading the minimal Linux and then 
installing what I need.  But that is requiring me to expand my knowlege 
about the installation/boot process (not a bad thing).

So, I used yum to install the GNOME grouplist and I set the ID in 
inittab to 5 so it would boot in the graphical mode.  That did not 
happen, so I loaded the X-Window grouplist and it did bring me into the 
graphical mode (after asking me the setup questions I usually get when I 
do an install in the Graphical mod).

Now my main question is "how do I get Linux to come up in Gnome"?  It is 
coming up in what I suspect is X-Windows.

Again, many thanks for your help and patience....

Bill Kendrick wrote:

>On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 07:28:05PM -0700, Todd Cary wrote:
>>Currently I am starting in xdm and I would like to know where I make the 
>>change so it starts in gdm.
>Which distro are you running? :)
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>talk at nblug.org

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