[CentOS] centos6 - failsafe terminal on login screen

Fri Sep 28 12:19:23 UTC 2012
fred smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 05:36:19PM -1000, Miranda Hawarden-Ogata wrote:
> I have some clients that run centos6 and I need to have users be able to 
> access the "failsafe terminal" from the login screen. The old options (from 
> 4/5) for choosing your session aren't present. I've googled a bit on this 
> but don't seem to be using a good search string as most of the hits have 
> nothing to do with this and the rest aren't helpful.
> So, just wondering if anyone knows what I need to do to "turn on" session 
> choosing from the login screen, and how to include the failsafe terminal.

so, if I understand correctly, you want to be able to choosoe "Gnome",
"XFCE", etc., etc. from the login screen, right?

the feature is there, but it doesn't show up until you've chosen a username
either from the list displayed, or entered one manually. so, enter a user
ID and then choose, before completing the password.

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