Author Topic: Changing Bootup from LMCE to Kubuntu Desktop  (Read 705 times)

trimble

  • Regular Poster
  • **
  • Posts: 34
    • View Profile
Changing Bootup from LMCE to Kubuntu Desktop
« on: February 11, 2009, 05:12:25 am »
I installed LMCE from the DVD which sets up my machine to boot into LMCE directly. I use my machine primarily as a PC and would like to boot to the Kubuntu desktop first. Is it possible (and how) to make this change post-install?

Regards,
Mark

posde

  • Administrator
  • LinuxMCE God
  • *****
  • Posts: 3060
  • Wastes Life On LinuxMCE Since 2007
    • View Profile
    • My Home
Re: Changing Bootup from LMCE to Kubuntu Desktop
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 08:20:37 am »
See, if the page about a clean core is of help for you

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Clean_Core

trimble

  • Regular Poster
  • **
  • Posts: 34
    • View Profile
Re: Changing Bootup from LMCE to Kubuntu Desktop
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 02:00:39 pm »
Cool, thanks posde.

I'm thinking that following these instructions will take me to KDE with the LMCE Core not running on bootup:

cd /
cat >etc/inittab <<"EOF"
# WARNING: Do NOT set the default runlevel to 0 (shutdown) or 6 (reboot).
id:2:initdefault: # KDE
#id:3:initdefault: # Core
#id:4:initdefault: # Core + KDE
#id:5:initdefault: # Launch Manager
EOF

I'll make this edit tonight when I get home and report back on how it goes.

Regards,
Mark

trimble

  • Regular Poster
  • **
  • Posts: 34
    • View Profile
Re: Changing Bootup from LMCE to Kubuntu Desktop
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 02:58:02 am »
No joy.

I created an /etc/inittab file as specified, but either I haven't assigned the file proper permissions or the id:2 directive is being ignored or overridden during startup by something else.

Now I'm curious what the CD install does to enable a Kubuntu desktop startup.

Mark

Zaerc

  • Alumni
  • LinuxMCE God
  • *
  • Posts: 2256
  • Department of Redundancy Department.
    • View Profile
Re: Changing Bootup from LMCE to Kubuntu Desktop
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 05:24:02 pm »
No joy.

I created an /etc/inittab file as specified, but either I haven't assigned the file proper permissions or the id:2 directive is being ignored or overridden during startup by something else.

Now I'm curious what the CD install does to enable a Kubuntu desktop startup.

Mark
Try actually reading that wiki page.
"Change is inevitable. Progress is optional."
-- Anonymous