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jallen
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 6:36 pm    Post subject: Please help w/gnome Reply with quote

I can't get gnome to work yet. I had it defined in USE=, did an emerge with it last night, defined it in xinitrc "gnome &". And still twm comes up when I 'startx.' This afternoon did an emerge xchat. With pretend it didn't list gnome so I figure at least it is installed. What did I miss?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

In you user home directory,

echo "gnome-session" > .xinitrc

Then 'startx'

hth

tod
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 9:44 pm    Post subject: Please help with gnome Reply with quote

Thanks for your help tod. The steps you provided generated a .xintrc file but when I did 'startx,' the command 'gnome-session' is not found. Some where in my travels I came across an option for xdm, gdm, and kdm but haven't been able to find it again. Does anyone know where this is? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/etc/rc.conf
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

your .xinitrc file should look like this
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exec gnome-session


then startx should work with gnome
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming gnome is actually installed.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nano -w /etc/rc.conf
find the line for the displaymanager to use and uncoment it (remove the # in front of it) and replace the =XDM with =GDM

then save and exit
rc-update add xdm default

re-start your xserver and you are good to go

BTW... all of that IS on the documentation


hope that helped

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