- From: Tim Lewis <tlewis timelinevista com>
- To: Neb Bosworth <Neb_Bosworth pilot aspeninst org>
- CC: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GDM
- Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 13:43:04 -0800
I have succeeded in setting up GDM. I am using the most recent version
from rpm. Following are instructions:
1. From /etc/gdm, copy gnomerc to the user's directory as .gnomerc.
Make sure you chown <user>:<user> .gnomerc and chmod 755 .gnomerc.
2. Copy root's .xinitrc to the user's directory. Make sure you chown
<user>:<user> .xinitrc and chmod 755 .xinitrc.
3. In /etc/gdm/Sessions, type:
ln -s Gnome Default
4. Test gdm from root: Start gdm from a root prompt, and try a login.
I should work and start gnome. retry as a user and verify.
Note: Step two is only a fail-safe to preempt X from grabbing .Xclients
or .xsession. If you want to use .Xclients, delete the .xinitrc.
For more info, open the 'Gnome' and 'Xsession' files in the
/etc/gdm/Sessions directory. These files show how and what gdm searches
for for each type of session.
BTW, did you see the /usr/doc/gdm??? directory? It has a doc there
which describes the gdm.conf layout.
Neb Bosworth wrote:
> I have been looking for info on how to set up gdm. I assume that it is basically
> the same as setting up xdm. I can't find decent xdm or gdm info on the net
> anywhere. If anyone has any pointers, I would appreciate it. Also, in just
> running gdm from the command line, it comes up with a generic setup. I wonder if
> there is some way to get it to use gtk themes or use enligthenment.
> FAQ: Frequently-Asked Questions at http://www.gnome.org/gnomefaq
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