[arch-general] graphical display management

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Thu Mar 20 13:36:08 EDT 2014

On 2014-03-20 00:41, arch-general-request at archlinux.org wrote:
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> Message: 8
> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:20:28 +0100
> From: "Armin K." <krejzi at email.com>
> Subject: Re: [arch-general] graphical display management
> On 03/19/2014 09:17 PM, message wrote:
>> Readers,
>> According to the command 'pacman -Q -e | less', gdm is shown as
>> installed. The command 'startx' doesn't start gdm, but instead the 
>> same
>> graphical manager that starts following the test procedure.
>> How to start gdm?
> gdm is a daemon, not something that's started with startx.

After power-on, the computer starts with a sign-in prompt. Normal user 
does not work. Signed in as root and the computer never starts with a 
graphical interface, always the command terminal.

> systemctl start gdm, as root.
> systemctl enable gdm will enable it to always start at boot.

 From to the wiki web page, the command 'ls -l 
/etc/systemd/system/default.target' revealed:

displaymanagerservice gettytargetwants/ multiusertargetwants/

There is no 'defaulttarget'

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