[CentOS] How Auto Start Greeter on Ctrl-Alt-F8?

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Fri Nov 7 22:15:23 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-11-07 at 13:59 -0800, John Thomas wrote:
> William L. Maltby wrote:
> ><snip>

> I am running 5.x.  I will test and if it works put it to run at boot.

It won't. Check out /etc/inittab. Near the end is prefdm. That checks
for preferences and starts it up. My 5.x has no xdm on it. I presume
that the /usr/bin/Xorg or /usr/sbin/gdm-binary is what gets started. Do
a ps long form and grep for X and dm for a big clue.

You'll probably need to read the info or man pages for that (if any:
otherwise various local *docs* directories or the Xorg website or google
will be needed) and set up whatever to specify a ":1" server instance.
When you've tested it manually, then probably a good thing might be to
invoke it from rc.local.

Opinions may vary on this. I wish I had kept up on this acould help

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