Bug 13712 - Give pointer much earlier: starting X (changing runlevel)
Give pointer much earlier: starting X (changing runlevel)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-ig-x86 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Sandra Moore
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Reported: 2000-07-11 09:03 EDT by Brent Nordquist
Modified: 2014-08-04 18:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-11 09:03:32 EDT
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Description Brent Nordquist 2000-07-11 09:03:31 EDT
A graphical install of Winston Beta-3, even one where you select X/Windows 
(and GNOME and/or KDE), will reboot to a text-mode login.  The initial 
runlevel defaults to 3, and X won't start until this is changed.

If that's the way the software is going to operate, I think this needs to 
be mentioned at the end of the install process.  The way the docs are 
written now, the last page of the I.G. install process (install-guide-
en\s1-install-congrats.html, "Installation Complete") points the user to 
the G.S.G.  It's only when you get to gsg-en\ch-starting.html, partway 
down the screen, that you have "To change your login screen" with a 
pointer to the Chapter 17 FAQ.

I think this is too late, likely to be missed, and will leave the user 
wondering what to do at that scary black-and-white login screen.  I think 
the "Installation Complete" page should have the reference to the Chapter 
17 FAQ (process for changing runlevels) also.
Comment 1 Ed Bailey 2000-08-21 16:24:12 EDT
In our experiences, the installer, when so directed by the user, will
appropriately set the runlevel for an X-based graphical login.  If you are
seeing otherwise, that's an issue for the installer, not one for documentation.

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