Bug 80396 - Upgrade to Phoebe from 8.0 loses graphical login
Upgrade to Phoebe from 8.0 loses graphical login
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-desktop (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
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Reported: 2002-12-25 15:16 EST by Jiri Moudry
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-14 15:55:41 EST
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Description Jiri Moudry 2002-12-25 15:16:08 EST
Description of problem:

After upgrading from RedHat 8.0 to Phoebe, a login happens no longer in
graphical mode. After logging in as root, "startx" displays a Gnome desktop.
There is no obvious indication how to invoke KDE. (I know it can be done, but
please keep in mind that you are actually wooing Windows users...).

BTW, a System Tools/Kickstart menu option seem to offer a solution - but all it
does is to create a ks.cfg file - please tell a hapless user what to do with the

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How reproducible:
Don't know; only upgraded once

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RedHat 8.0
2. Change your desktop to KDE
3. Upgrade to Phoebe
Actual results:
see the Problem Description

Expected results:
login still happening in a graphical mode with KDE my desktop

Additional info:
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-25 22:14:25 EST
I'm not sure upgrades to Phoebe are intended to work.

What is the output of "rpm -q gdm"?

What is in /var/log/gdm/:0.log?
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-25 22:17:38 EST
In /etc/inittab, do you have the line "id:5:initdefault:" or do you have a 
"3" instead of a 5?

If you have a 3, should move this bug to "anaconda" component.
Comment 3 Jiri Moudry 2002-12-28 23:11:22 EST
Sorry, I've reinstalled Phoebe from scratch. Now it works as expected.

-- Jiri
Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-14 15:55:41 EST
Marking fixed (really NEEDINFO but there's no info available so)

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