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Old 12-03-2003, 02:57 AM   #1
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Question How to switch between gdm and kdm?


Is there a easy way to do that?
Thanks
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:32 AM   #2
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Hi!
Check the file "/etc/inittab"; there you can see what is the default runlevel of your system; let's suppose it is "runlevel 4", then go to the "rc.d/rc.4" (somewhere inside "/etc/") and there you will see something like
Code:
# Tell the viewers what's going to happen...
echo "Starting up X11 session manager..."

# Try to use GNOME's gdm session manager:
if [ -x /usr/bin/gdm ]; then
  exec /usr/bin/gdm -nodaemon
fi

# Not there?  OK, try to use KDE's kdm session manager:
if [ -x /opt/kde/bin/kdm ]; then
  exec /opt/kde/bin/kdm -nodaemon
fi
you only have to switch them over.
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Old 12-03-2003, 04:23 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot, but I just found an easier way.
Go to /etc/X11/, there is a file called default-display-manager sleeping there.
Wake it up and it will do the job. ^_^

Hope it could help others who have similar question.
: )
 
Old 12-03-2003, 04:28 AM   #4
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Hmmm, interesting; I don't have this file.
It must be debian specific... (I use debian but in a 486, whitout X, so I have no idea)
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Old 12-04-2003, 11:31 AM   #5
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The easy way:

dpkg-reconfigure gdm

Because that I love debian.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 12:24 PM   #6
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Re: How to switch between gdm and kdm?

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Originally posted by eaglegst
Is there a easy way to do that?
Thanks
update-alternatives --config x-session-manager
 
  


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