Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 232632
GDM isn't launched
Last modified: 2014-06-02 09:06:23 EDT
I installed the Gnome desktop but after booting the system, I don't see GDM, I
see a terminal prompt instead.
Also does /etc/inittab say
If make it say the first thing, then do things work?
Ok, here's more info:
Also, /etc/inittab says "id:5:initdefault:"
I get a black and white prompt screen, like a web server terminal.
If you wait 2 minutes does it eventually come up?
If you press ctrl-alt-f7 does it bring you to the graphical display?
what is the output of ps -ef | grep gdm ?
rpm -q gdm ?
rpm -qV gdm ?
Waiting 2 minutes doesn't bring up GDM, neither does hitting Ctrl-Alt-F7.
Here's more info:
# ps-ef | grep gdm
root 2236 2174 0 12:28 tty1 00:00:00 grep gdm
# rpm -q gdm
S.5....T c /etc/gdm/custom.conf
# rpm -qV gdm
But IIRC, I installed GDM after installing RHEL5, using YUM.
can you attach /var/log/messages ?
if you run /usr/sbin/gdm manually as root does it start?
Created attachment 150441 [details]
If I run /usr/sbin/gdm as root, it does launch GDM. Above's the content of /var/
can you attach your /etc/sysconfig/desktop file?
Also, can you open up /etc/gdm/custom.conf and add
under the [debug] section, reboot, and reattach /var/log/messages ?
Created attachment 150490 [details]
This is the /var/log/messages file.
My /etc/sysconfig/desktop file is empty.
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