[CentOS] /etc/init.d/gdm for centos5

Ron Loftin reloftin at twcny.rr.com
Fri Aug 14 00:13:57 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-08-13 at 16:59 -0700, grace rante wrote:
> Does anybody know how to restart X in centos 5.3? /etc/init.d/gdm |
> xdm seems to be missing.

Those scripts never existed.  GDM runs from an entry in /etc/inittab,
not from an "rc" script.  You should have these two lines
in /etc/inittab:

# Run xdm in runlevel 5
x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon

So if you have a need to restart X, do "telinit 3 ; telinit 5"  and that
will stop and start the gdm process.

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