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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: How to configure X auto start and GUI login? Reply with quote

At the moment when Linux boots, the system defaults to the console. So I am using the console username/password login process. I have to manually start the X server using the command startx from the console. I read through the X installation guide, but I either overlooked or didn't see how to change from a console login screen to a GUI login screen and having X automatically start when Linux boots.

Any help or direction to achieving this step would be great!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

# rc-update add xdm
and edit /etc/conf.d/xdm to have DISPLAYMANAGER set to what you want to use (gdm kdm etc)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.gentoo-wiki.info/HOWTO_Activate_Graphical_login
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to both of your for the quick replies... I searched everything but the most simplest phrase.. (:
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gnome-config.xml

for gnome, look at http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/?catid=desktop and pickup the one you need
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One last question (I think).. I got XDM working, but when I log in there is an xconsole window that displays. How do I stop that from running?
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