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RE: How to manually start gnome?

Subject: RE: How to manually start gnome?
From: "Smith, Albert"
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 19:04:55 -0500
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> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ed Greshko
> Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 6:27 PM
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> Subject: Re: How to manually start gnome?
> 
> Seth G wrote:
> > I just installed Enterprise Linux WS and get the typical 
> error "Init "x" 
> > respawning too fast" when X windows won't start.
> > 
> > I'm trying to start it manually to get a more explicit 
> error (yes I've 
> > checked /var/log/messages) but I guess startx has been deprecated.
> > 
> > What's the new method for starting gnome manually? Keep in 
> mind that 
> > I'm already at Init(5) and gnome is not launching.
> 
> startx is just fine....but you don't say what level of RH you 
> are running either.  You may actually want to look in 
> /var/log/XFree86.0.log.
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gdm is the gnome display manager which handles the login and everything
else. If you just want to use Xwindows for just that session for the
logged in user only then run startx. If you want it globally the put
your self at run level 5. It should start all the needed resources.

Albert Smith
Sr. Unix Systems Administrator
HPCSA, RHCT
Genex Services
440 E. Swedesford Rd.
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