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I installed gentoo using the stage3 tarball + GRP installation.And I installed all the packages in the 2nd cd (including kde, kde base, etc.). Can anyone tell me a method ...
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    Angry i can't get to th KDE !!


    I installed gentoo using the stage3 tarball + GRP installation.And I installed all the packages in the 2nd cd (including kde, kde base, etc.).

    Can anyone tell me a method to get my Gentoo linux to start in a KDE session instead of the text-only mode.

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    You could edit your /etc/inittab file to start in Runlevel 5 (GUI) instead of Runlevel 3 (text). The line you're looking for is similar to this:

    Code:
    id:3:initdefault:
    Change the 3 to a 5 and reboot.
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    You could also do the following (as root):
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    rc-update add xdm default
    Then edit /etc/rc.conf to make DISPLAYMANAGER=kdm and XSESSION=kde.
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    probably you didn't follow instructions properly

    I think you need to edit /etc/rc.conf and add "kdm" as login manager.. the rc.conf already has some examples and you need to just read, uncomment and fill with proper values.

    gentoo-wiki.com, go to the howto section and search for KDE, you'll find nice guides there.

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