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Re: setting up gdm

On Tue, 24 Jun 2008, Al - image hosting services wrote:

> It has been a long time since I have used X. Since I am donating an AMD
> system to Habitat for Humanity for them to use a samba server, I thought
> since they only seem to know anything about windows I would install X,
> basically for a graphical login. I think I have used some linux distro
> where on the graphical login there was an option to shutdown. My son said
> I should probably use gdm, so I installed that through pkgsrc (of course,
> it installed gnome), although x starts, I can't get it to use gnome or
> give me a graphic login. I have googled and googled and tried many
> different things, but nothing so far has helped. It seemed like when I set
> this up like 5 or 6 years ago it wasn't real hard, I just can't get it to
> work now. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

How did you start X?

Did you run gdm? (Or X? or startx or xinit? or other?)

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