Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80396
Upgrade to Phoebe from 8.0 loses graphical login
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Don't know; only upgraded once
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RedHat 8.0
2. Change your desktop to KDE
3. Upgrade to Phoebe
see the Problem Description
login still happening in a graphical mode with KDE my desktop
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?
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.
Sorry, I've reinstalled Phoebe from scratch. Now it works as expected.
Marking fixed (really NEEDINFO but there's no info available so)