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Bug 80396 - Upgrade to Phoebe from 8.0 loses graphical login
Summary: Upgrade to Phoebe from 8.0 loses graphical login
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-desktop
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-25 20:16 UTC by Jiri Moudry
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-14 20:55:41 UTC

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Description Jiri Moudry 2002-12-25 20:16:08 UTC
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):

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 2002-12-26 03:14:25 UTC
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 2002-12-26 03:17:38 UTC
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 2002-12-29 04:11:22 UTC
Sorry, I've reinstalled Phoebe from scratch. Now it works as expected.

-- Jiri

Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-14 20:55:41 UTC
Marking fixed (really NEEDINFO but there's no info available so)

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