On Mon, 2007-04-23 at 18:22 +1000, Simon Slater wrote: > I don't think that gdm is properly configured, but solutions to > similar problems found in these archives suggest that the configuration > is basically right, but it doesn't funcion like other FC6 installs. > Perhaps someone could help? > > An install of FC6 defaulted to text mode due to the old graphics card, > but the display and graphical apps are all functioning fine. FC6 boots > into runlevel 3, after logging in as any user startx brings up Gnome. > As root from a terminal gdm brings up the graphical login screen. The > question is: Why not automatically as part of the (re)boot process? > > The last lines of /etc/inittab are: > # Run xdm in runlevel 5 > x:5:once:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon Further up, under the default runlevel comments: id:5:initdefault: That makes runlevel 5 the default. The line you're looking at is to do with something that happens when you're in runlevel 5. If you're booting into run level 3, it'll have a 3 in there, instead of the 5. -- (This box runs FC6, my others run FC4 & FC5, in case that's important to the thread.) Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.