Bug 73231 - selecting X and Gnome but not gdm and xdm apparently removes xinitrc from packages to install
selecting X and Gnome but not gdm and xdm apparently removes xinitrc from pac...
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: comps (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Preston Brown
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Reported: 2002-09-01 09:11 EDT by Telsa Gwynne
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-01 09:11:44 EDT
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Description Telsa Gwynne 2002-09-01 09:11:38 EDT
Description of Problem:

installed (null) onto old vaio laptop. Knew I'd never want to boot straight
to X or to use a display manager. So removed xdm and gdm from the package 
selection (didn't have KDE so no kdm either).Did keep X 'group' and Gnome 
group on though.

Booted, typed startx and got black screen and an xterm with no window manager.
'gnome-session' in the terminal brought up Gnome.

I have no xinitrc package installed though. I presume it is the lack of
this that caused no gnome-session, and guess that it got removed somehow
because I didn't install any display manager? 

Is this NOTABUG or is this a wrong dependency?
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-09-02 00:45:31 EDT
Hm, yeah, fixed in comps.

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