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Re: How to change the display manager from GDM to SLIM?

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 2:48 AM, Kennet R. Iversen <fedora lykken net> wrote:
> I have tried to get slim to start as my login manager instead of gdm, but
> everything I have tried so far has not worked.
> I have installed slim via yum and then tried the following approaches:
> First I tried to put the following line in /etc/X11/default-display-manager
>   /usr/bin/slim
> That did not work. Then I tried to put this line in /etc/inittab:
>   x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/slim >& /dev/null

Did you read the documentation README.Fedora where it says:

To use SLiM with Fedora, put the following
in your /etc/sysconfig/desktop configuration:


To reboot or halt, login in as special username
"reboot" or "halt" - using the root password.
To get a console prompt use username "console",
and to switch sessions use F1, screenshot F11.

To view screenshots you can use ImageMagick:
convert /slim.xwd /slim.png

Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas

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