starting XFCE4 without gdm

Tom Wesley tom at
Sat Dec 11 16:21:13 CET 2004

Jacques Montier wrote:
> Hi all,
> Actually, on Gentoo, i use the runscript /etc/init.d/xdm to start gdm 
> then xfce4.
> I would like to start it at boot without using gdm.
> How could i do that ?
> Thank you very much for your help.
I haven't tried it, but I don't see why the following shouldn't work:

   Edit /etc/rc.conf to have xfce4 in the XSESSION variable at the bottom
   # emerge sudo -av
   Edit /etc/init.d/local.start and add "sudo -H sudo -H -u tom startx"

There may be better/easier ways, but start would probably work :)


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