[CentOS] Loading GNOME with GDM

Thu May 11 12:25:05 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Thu, 2006-05-11 at 16:26 +0800, Hairul Ikmal Mohamad Fuzi wrote:
> Hi,
> We have a few PC with CentOS 4 installed.
> By default, it runs to runlevel 5, which displays the GDM.
> I'm just wondering, how do I actually make the GDM to start GNOME
> automatically (after a successful login) for all normal user account
> without having to add 'exec gnome-session' in every user's ~/.xinitrc?
> The current scenario is, only successful 'root' logins starts the
> GNOME, while other normal user successful login is presented with the
> minimalist window manager (which is equivalent to 'Default System
> Session' from the GDM menu).
> I'd appreciate if anyone could help me to figure this one out.
> Thanks!
> -Ikmal

This is not the normal default behavior ... something strange is
happening with your setup.

Maybe you didn't install the normal Gnome group but removed some of the
default gnome programs.

If you think you did do a default gnome install  .... here is how to
test it:

yum groupinstall "X Window System" "GNOME Desktop Environment"

That will tell you any default programs that you don't currently
have ... not have some of the programs can affect the default user
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