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rc-update add xdm default
then,nano /etc/rc.conf to gdm.
But when i reboot i get a login screen but it wont log me or it just crashes or does nothing but go to the failsafe/default option , so i have to do ctrl+alt+f1 to get out and then reverse changes rc-update del xdm default ,
then,nano /etc/rc.conf back to xdm
i have ,emerged gdm.
Mactabilis. this is my rc.conf file. I have no probleems starting Gnome.
# Set EDITOR to your preferred editor.
# You may use something other than what is listed here.
# What display manager do you use ? [ xdm | gdm | kdm | entrance ]
# XSESSION is a new variable to control what window manager to start
# default with X if run with xdm, startx or xinit. The default behavior
# is to look in /etc/X11/Sessions/ and run the script in matching the
# value that XSESSION is set to. The support scripts are smart enough to
# look in all bin directories if it cant find a match in /etc/X11/Sessions/,
# so setting it to "enlightenment" can also work. This is basically used
# as a way for the system admin to configure a default system wide WM,
# allthough it will work if the user export XSESSION in his .bash_profile, etc.
# NOTE: 1) this behaviour is overridden when a ~/.xinitrc exists, and startx
# is called.
# 2) even if ~/.xsession exists, if XSESSION can be resolved, it will
# be executed rather than ~/.xsession, else KDM breaks .
# Gnome - will start gnome-session
# kde-<version> - will start startkde (ex: kde-3.0.2)
# Xsession - will start a terminal and a few other nice apps
I start kde by default, but I can start Gnome by default if I wish.
so i have made the error in this line useing xdm "rc-update add xdm default"
I need to change it to gdm?
12-26-2005 #4Originally Posted by mactabilisIt may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
In the displaymanager line you can have kdm or gdm, just not xdm.
The command "rc-update add xdm default" is the correct command.
Try this, as root
rc-update del xdm default
Add this line
Then, as your regular user do "startx" and report any errors.
Ok i'm there i have got a login screen lol,
but i'm pulling up these errors when i change it,
(gdmsetup:7072): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
glxgears: Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual.
As root do
rc-update del gdm default
Put a # infront of the startkde line.
Add this line
Then do "startx" as your normal user, report any errors