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Bug 75790 - xinitrc not automatically selected
xinitrc not automatically selected
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: comps (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Powers
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-12 09:59 EDT by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-12 09:59:37 EDT
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Description Gene Czarcinski 2002-10-12 09:59:31 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.
Comment 1 Tim Powers 2002-11-27 09:35:14 EST
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.

Comment 2 Gene Czarcinski 2002-11-27 09:56:01 EST
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.

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