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Re: Suggestion - replace gdm with kdm as the default

If you want to run kdm instead od gdm do the following at a console login (ctl-alt-f1) after logging in as root

mv /usr/sbin/gdm /usr/sbin/gdm.orig
init 3
init 5

This will start kdm.  The file to look at is /etc/X11/perfdm which is just a shell script that starts the appropriate display manager


On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 9:18 AM, Beartooth <Beartooth swva net> wrote:
On Sun, 15 Mar 2009 15:07:44 -0700, Mike Cloaked wrote:

> Beartooth Sciurivore wrote:

>>      OK, I'll try -- and if I can handle it, anyone can. Where is that
>> default, and how do I change it??

> I am not where in Fedora the login manager is set to the default so that
> an install gives kdm - but if you want to switch from gdm after the
> install, and use it then you can create a file /etc/sysconfig/desktop
> and put into it lines like the following:
> The latter sets kdm to be the login manager.  If you restart X then
> first time you try to login you need to select which desktop session
> type you want - and then it becomes your default on that machine.

       Sorry -- you're about 101.5 yards over my head. I wasn't even
thinking about installs nor spins. Maybe that means I shouldn't be trying

       /etc/sysconfig does not presently contain any file nor folder
called desktop. If I create a file, with just those two lines, and call
it that, will something read it and comply?? Or is */sysconfig/desktop
some generic standard that I ought to know about to be doing this?

> You can edit the config files ( in /etc/kde/kdm ) yourself but it is
> easier to login to kde and then use the graphical settings system to
> change things.

       Hmmm ... I was hoping to be able to change just that one thing,
and not have to use KDE otherwise at all. (I run Konqueror, mainly for
man pages, and K3B -- and as little else from KDE as I can; but I concur
in not liking the present gnome login.)

> I guess that if you are spinning an iso and wanted kdm to be the default
> then you would have to alter a source file somewhere but I have not
> delved into that.
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.


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