Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75790
xinitrc not automatically selected
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:30 EDT
Description of Problem:
I wanted a system which could run X but not the graphical login so I deselected
gdm and XFree86-xdm. After the system was installed and I logged on, I did a
startx. To my surprise, metacity/gnome did not start. After some experimenting
(installing gdm and XFree86-xdm), I found that the missing package was xinitrc.
If XFree86 is installed, xinitrc should be installed by default and not just
when XFree86-xdm is installed.
You can install it. xinitrc doesn't have any requirement on XFree86-xdm, or on
gdm. You should be able to select xinitrc in the individual package selection
screen if you wish to install without xdm or gdm.
While I accept this, I believe it would be better to install xinitrc if XFree86
is installed even if none of the *dm packages are installed since it is needed
to run startx properly.