[Grml] graphic login on tty7

Michael Whapples mwhapples at aim.com
Mon Jul 4 14:09:10 CEST 2011

Possibly the best method is to modify your inittab (normally 
/etc/inittab). First thing to modify in inittab is the default runlevel, 
you should have a line like
change it to
Now you need to set the correct X login manager for the X terminal. 
There may be a suitable line already there but commented out (IE. with 
the hash symbol (#) at the beginning). You need a line like
x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/gdm -nodaemon
Please be aware that the GDM login manager binary may be located else 
where (IE. it may or may not be /usr/bin/gdm) as I have taken this line 
from an archlinux system which was to hand.

Now just save inittab (probably needs superuser permissions).

I cannot remember, but there may be a GDM start up script which you 
could use instead, however I think the inittab route is preferred.

Michael Whapples
On 01/-10/37 20:59, Dietmar Segbert wrote:
> Hello,
> i have installed grml on my netbook. I use grml with speakut an brltty.
> Now i have installed the gnome-desktop with orca.
> Normally i want to use the textconsoles tty1 to tty6 and start gnome-
> desktop with startx.
> So my question:
> How must i modify grml, so that i have six textconoles an  ont tty7 a
> graphical login (gdm3), so that ic can change with ctrl+alt+f(x) between
> the consoles?
> Tanks for your help.
> Regards.
> Dietmar

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