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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
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3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gnome-config.xml,v 1.1 2004/05/12 08:26:35 swift Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gnome-config.xml,v 1.2 2005/01/13 18:19:34 swift Exp $ -->
4 4
5<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 5<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
6 6
7<guide link="/doc/en/gnome-config.xml"> 7<guide link="/doc/en/gnome-config.xml">
8 8
9<title>The GNOME Configuration HOWTO</title> 9<title>The GNOME Configuration HOWTO</title>
10 10
11<author title="Author"> 11<author title="Author">
12 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 12 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
13</author> 13</author>
14 14
15<abstract> 15<abstract>
16A frequently used environment is GNOME. This HOWTO tries to describe 16A frequently used environment is GNOME. This HOWTO tries to describe
17all aspects of GNOME, including installation, configuration, usage, ... 17all aspects of GNOME, including installation, configuration, usage, ...
18</abstract> 18</abstract>
19 19
20<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 20<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
21<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 --> 21<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 -->
22<license/> 22<license/>
23 23
24<version>1.1</version> 24<version>1.2</version>
25<date>May 12, 2004</date> 25<date>2005-01-13</date>
26 26
27<chapter> 27<chapter>
28<title>What is GNOME?</title> 28<title>What is GNOME?</title>
29<section> 29<section>
30<title>The Project</title> 30<title>The Project</title>
31<body> 31<body>
32 32
33<p> 33<p>
34The <uri link="http://www.gnome.org">GNOME</uri> project is a free software 34The <uri link="http://www.gnome.org">GNOME</uri> project is a free software
35project dedicated to the development of GNOME, a Unix/Linux desktop suite and 35project dedicated to the development of GNOME, a Unix/Linux desktop suite and
36development platform. The <uri link="http://foundation.gnome.org">GNOME 36development platform. The <uri link="http://foundation.gnome.org">GNOME
37Foundation</uri> coordinates the development and other aspects of the GNOME 37Foundation</uri> coordinates the development and other aspects of the GNOME
38Project. 38Project.
39</p> 39</p>
40 40
152<section> 152<section>
153<title>GNOME's Graphical Login Manager</title> 153<title>GNOME's Graphical Login Manager</title>
154<body> 154<body>
155 155
156<p> 156<p>
157If you want the GNOME Display Manager (GDM) to run automatically when you boot 157If you want the GNOME Display Manager (GDM) to run automatically when you boot
158(so you can log on graphically), you must add the <c>xdm</c> init script to the 158(so you can log on graphically), you must add the <c>xdm</c> init script to the
159default runlevel: 159default runlevel:
160</p> 160</p>
161 161
162<pre caption="Adding xdm to the default runlevel"> 162<pre caption="Adding xdm to the default runlevel">
163# <i>rc-update add xdm default</i> 163# <i>rc-update add xdm default</i>
164</pre> 164</pre>
165 165
166<p> 166<p>
167Now check the contents of the <path>/etc/X11/Sessions</path>: 167Now check the contents of the <path>/usr/share/xsessions</path>:
168</p> 168</p>
169 169
170<pre caption="Checking the contents of /etc/X11/Sessions"> 170<pre caption="Checking the contents of /usr/share/xsessions">
171# <i>ls /etc/X11/Sessions</i> 171# <i>ls /usr/share/xsessions</i>
172Xsession Gnome 172fluxbox.desktop gnome.desktop
173</pre> 173</pre>
174 174
175<p> 175<p>
176As you can see, there is a session called <c>gnome</c> available. Now edit 176As you can see, there is a session called <c>gnome</c> available. Now edit
177<path>/etc/rc.conf</path> and alter two variables: DISPLAYMANAGER (which should 177<path>/etc/rc.conf</path> and alter two variables: DISPLAYMANAGER (which should
178be set to <c>gdm</c>) and XSESSION (which should be set to <c>Gnome</c>): 178be set to <c>gdm</c>) and XSESSION (which should be set to <c>Gnome</c>):
179</p> 179</p>
180 180
181<pre caption="Editing /etc/rc.conf"> 181<pre caption="Editing /etc/rc.conf">
182DISPLAYMANAGER="gdm" 182DISPLAYMANAGER="gdm"
183XSESSION="Gnome" 183XSESSION="gnome"
184</pre> 184</pre>
185 185
186<p> 186<p>
187If you reboot now, the GNOME Display Manager will prompt you for your username 187If you reboot now, the GNOME Display Manager will prompt you for your username
188and password and will default to using GNOME as Desktop Environment (even though 188and password and will default to using GNOME as Desktop Environment (even though
189you will have the option of selecting a different one of course). 189you will have the option of selecting a different one of course).
190</p> 190</p>
191 191
192</body> 192</body>
193</section> 193</section>
194</chapter> 194</chapter>
195</guide> 195</guide>

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