[NBLUG/talk] Starting in gdm rather than xdm
mark at oswizards.com
Mon Aug 15 20:54:38 PDT 2005
startx will .... start X. But you want a X Display Manager to start in
From what you describe below you may have some more package work to do. After
you get a bit closer you can read below and set your "preferred display
mangager". Happy package hunting.... ... gdm seems appropriate...
The actual file that sets the DM is /etc/X11/prefdm
Which basically checks a file /etc/sysconfig/desktop to see whether you want
GNOME, KDE or XDM. If it finds one it runs it. If it doesn't then it tries
one until it succeeds, if it doesn't it exits.
On Monday 15 August 2005 7:44 pm, Todd Cary wrote:
> 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....
Mark Street, RHCE
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