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Thread: How do I start the GUI automatically?

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    Default How do I start the GUI automatically?

    Sorry for resurrecting this topic but I have a similar problem.
    I installed bt4 pre from an usb to my eeePC 1005HA hard-drive, and it only boots in command line mode. How can I make it boot straight to KDE?

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    Ive moved this to a new thread, don't thread hijack again please.

    To get a direct boot to GUI mode you install kdm.

    On BT4 (Beta, PreFinal, Final):

    Code:
    apt-get install kdm
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    Check in the HOWTO section for 4 fixes in one thread, kmenu dragon, kde startup, splash screen, etc.

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    Perhaps....."startx"?

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    automatic login

    first install this packet "rungetty"...
    Code:
    apt-get update
    apt-get install rungetty
    ...then edit this file "/etc/event.d/tty1" and change
    Code:
    exec /sbin/getty 38400 tty1
    to
    Code:
    exec /sbin/rungetty --autologin root tty1
    now create the file ".bash_profile" in the home directory from root.
    Code:
    cd
    vim .bash_profile
    the file .bash_profile
    Code:
    startx

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