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Kickstart is missing login window...Which package am I missing?

asked 2012-11-26 18:26:18 -0500

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updated 2013-08-13 08:08:32 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Hi everybody,

I type startx to access the GUI on a test system. When the screen protector appears it is missing the log in window. So, I can not get in more in the system due to the lack of the log in window. I found the package gdm.2.16.0-46.el.x86_64.rpm is related to this log in window. But does somebody know if this is the right one? I installed and came to the "dependecy hell" which it seems every package I installed needs another one. I am doing this locally since this service is not supposed to have network to connection to the internet.

Thanks for your attention and help.

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answered 2013-08-12 13:37:29 -0500

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are you running RHEL or Fedora? If the former you should visit http://www.redhat.com/apps/support for assistance.

If this is Fedora, you definitely don't want gdm-2.16.0-46.el5 installed.

Note in fedora 18 and fedora 19 the unlock screen depends on GDM to function properly. startx is not supported (though the failure more should be "doesn't lock", not "locks and then doesn't unlock")

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