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Tuesday, March 11th 2003, 10:16pm

not restarting kde after logout

when i turn on my computer, it always starts in text mode. after i write "startx" i get kde work. but after logout it gets back to text mode.

1) how can i get it started always in X mode?

2) hoe can i get automatically in X mode after logout?

Thanks in advance.



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Wednesday, March 12th 2003, 7:46am

unfortunately you did't mention which distri you are using. Normaly you are asked during the installation process if you want X to be started automatically.
I'm using gentoo, an there you can do this by manipulating the rc.conf and adding the xdm startscript to your runlevel.



Wednesday, March 12th 2003, 6:22pm


i'm using debisn 3.0. i've installed it on some other machines and kde starts well. my problem is with one computer... kde starts and works fine after i type "startx", but i want to know how to make it start from the begining (without the need og typing "startx") which conf files do i have to modify? how?



Saturday, March 15th 2003, 10:20pm

use kdm.
If your X session crash, X will reload
If you want to logout from kde, you will be able to change user in graphical mode, as well as reboot or shutdown the computer.

You can configure kdm from kde's control center.


Tuesday, March 18th 2003, 12:04am

hello again,

i'm already using kdm, and i've also used control center-system-loging manager to indicate that i want to log in graphical mode, but it's still doing it in text mode. any idea?



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Tuesday, March 18th 2003, 9:47pm

I'm using gentoo and here you have to edit the /etc/rc.conf to get kdm working.
Also make sure the xdm and xfs start scrips are in your runlevel.
[code:1]# /etc/rc.conf: Global startup script configuration settings
# $Header: /home/cvsroot/gentoo-src/rc-scripts/etc/rc.conf,v 1.13 2002/11/18 19:39:22 azarah Exp $

# Use KEYMAP to specify the default console keymap. There is a complete tree
# of keymaps in /usr/share/keymaps to choose from. This setting is used by the
# /etc/init.d/keymaps script.


# CONSOLEFONT specifies the default font that you'd like Linux to use on the
# console. You can find a good selection of fonts in /usr/share/consolefonts;
# you shouldn't specify the trailing ".psf.gz", just the font name below.
# To use the default console font, comment out the CONSOLEFONT setting below.
# This setting is used by the /etc/init.d/consolefont script (NOTE: if you do
# not want to use it, run "rc-update del consolefont" as root).


# CONSOLETRANSALTION is the charset map file to use. Leave commented to use
# the default one. Have a look in /usr/share/consoletrans for a selection of
# map files you can use.


# Set CLOCK to "UTC" if your system clock is set to UTC (also known as
# Greenwich Mean Time). If your clock is set to the local time, then set CLOCK
# to "local". This setting is used by the /etc/init.d/clock script.


# Set protocols to the protocols that you plan to use. Gentoo Linux will only
# enable module auto-loading for these protocols, eliminating annoying module
# not found errors.
# Num Protocol
# 1: Unix
# 2: IPv4
# 3: Amateur Radio AX.25
# 4: IPX
# 5: DDP / appletalk
# 6: Amateur Radio NET/ROM
# 9: X.25
# 10: IPv6
# 11: ROSE / Amateur Radio X.25 PLP
# 19: Acorn Econet

# Most users want this:

#For IPv6 support:
#PROTOCOLS="1 2 10"

# What display manager do you use ? [ xdm | gdm | kdm ]

# 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 is smart enouth to
# look in all bin directories if it cant find a match in /etc/X11/Sessions/,
# so setting it to "enligtenment" 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: this behaviour is overridden when a ~/.xinitrc or ~/.xsession exists
# for the particular program run ( ~/.xinitrc for startx, ... ).
# Defaults depending on what you install currently include:
# Gnome - will start gnome-session
# kde-<version> - will start startkde &#40;ex&#58; kde-3.0.2&#41;
# Xsession - will start a terminal and a few other nice apps