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Subject: Re: [aclug-L] starting x
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 29 Oct 1998 08:03:25 -0600
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Jeremy Johnstone <jsjohnst@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Easy... if your root or know him/her just have them edit the shell to be
> startx. otherwise... just edit your .cshrc file and stick it in there.

chsh perhaps, if it's listed in /etc/shells.

This is unwise, however, as it may prevent you from being able to
telnet or ssh in.

The recommended way is to use XDM.  This gives you a nice graphical
login prompt, but you can still use text consoles by pressing
Ctrl-Alt-F1, for instance.

startx is an alternative; it lets you log in to text mode and start X
that way.

These are the two "normal" methods.  Some others may be appropriate in 
some situations, but can have some undesirable side-effects.

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