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Old 05-27-2003, 02:44 PM   #1
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Graphical log-in KDE instead of Gnome


Hello!

I just enabled Graphical log-in and it works fine, except that it's Gnome's login and I want KDE's

Can I change this?

Thanks,
Bjorne
 
Old 05-27-2003, 05:08 PM   #2
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I changed mine from KDE's default kdm to gnome's gdm on my RH 8.0. Now I want the kdm back, trouble is I can't seem to find where i changed it!!!!

So If someone knows let us know
 
Old 05-27-2003, 06:12 PM   #3
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Gnome KDE

Hi how you doing?

The kde login manager, kdm is bad...gdm is much better... BUT

Red Hat Linux provides two desktop environments:

*

GNOME The default desktop environment for Red Hat Linux based on the GTK+ 2 graphical toolkit.
*

KDE An alternative desktop environment based on the Qt 3 graphical toolkit.

Both GNOME and KDE have advanced productivity applications, such as word processors, spreadsheets, and Web browsers as well as provide tools to customize the look and feel of the GUI. Additionally, if both the GTK+ 2 and the Qt libraries are present, KDE applications can run in GNOME and visa versa.

Tip

If you have both KDE and GNOME installed on your system, you can use applications from the other environment. For example, you can use the GNOME email and personal information management suite, Evolution, while you are working in KDE. You can access GNOME applications by clicking the Start Application button (the 'K' icon at the bottom of the screen), then choosing Programs from the menu.

-----------Gerardo

Linux: Fast, Fast, Flexible
 
Old 05-27-2003, 08:40 PM   #4
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Bjorne,

In Slackware 9 you'll need to change your xinitrc link. If you look in:

/etc/X11/xinit

you should see several files. I only have KDE installed, so I see:

README.Xmodmap xinitrc@ xinitrc.kde* xinitrc.twm

You probably have the same, plus xinitrc.gnome.

Your xinitrc is a soft link to xinitrc.gnome, but you want it to link to xinitrc.kde instead so that it starts KDE when X is started.

Do the following (as root):

cp xinitrc xinitrc.bak
/* makes a backup of the file, just in case */

then

rm xinitrc
/* deletes the link */

then

ln -s xinitrc.kde xinitrc
/* makes a new link for xinitrc, this time pointing to xinitrc.kde (which will start KDE) */

HTH
 
Old 05-28-2003, 02:36 AM   #5
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I think that both people who replied missed the point. I *know* that there are two DE's, and I know how to start KDE, but I want the login manager to be kdm, NOT gdm. Can anyone tell me how to do this, I did change it once but I have forgotten how.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 04:40 AM   #6
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I'm confused. In SuSE 8.1 (and also 6.4) one can choose the window manager prior to login, and even chose a default. What manager would that be, then?

[Edited]
Could be, that the end of the init scripts for /sbin/init contains the command, you are looking for, Vlad_M

Last edited by JZL240I-U; 05-28-2003 at 04:44 AM.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 08:33 AM   #7
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I am not talking about the window manager, nor am I talking about the desktop environment (which KDE and Gnome are), i am talking about the LOGIN MANAGER, the screen where you enter your username and password (i.e. where you logiin0. I changed that to GDM (Gnome login manager) and I want to change to KDM (KDE login manager) and I don't know how.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 08:38 AM   #8
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The first part of my posting went @Bjorne.

Did you look into the last init script, Vlad_M? That's where gdm or kdm should be called from.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 09:20 AM   #9
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Vlad,

First off, I don't use graphical logins and haven't in years, so if I'm not understanding you here, please help me help you by explaining.

Are you suggesting that you can use either GDM or KDM to log in to either Gnome or KDE? In other words, you can use GDM to log in to KDE and you can use KDM to log in to Gnome?

That may be, but it seems unlikely. If you boot into runlevel 5 (graphical mode), the system has already loaded X and a DE/WM by the time you start typing.

And if your xinitrc is pointing to KDE, it has started KDE and its graphical login manager. If its pointing to Gnome, it has started Gnome and GDM, right?

In RedHat 9, there is a menu under both Gnome and KDE that allows you to manage the Gnome graphical login, but it doesn't allow you to switch. It's under System Settings -> Login Screen
 
Old 05-28-2003, 09:26 AM   #10
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/sbin/init on my system (RH8.0) does not seem to be a script at all...
 
Old 05-28-2003, 09:37 AM   #11
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Of course not, it executes the scripts, sorry. Scripts are lodged in /etc, what you are looking for probably in /etc/rc.d/rc5.d. You should better read this too: Red Hat Manual as there are a lot of scripts at different locations.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 09:39 AM   #12
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On the login screen after you put in you name and password (but before you hit enter to log in) click "sessions" at the bottom of the screen - it will allow you to change to gnome/kde/whatever you have loaded
 
Old 05-29-2003, 07:04 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by abyss
Bjorne,

In Slackware 9 you'll need to change your xinitrc link. If you look in:

/etc/X11/xinit

you should see several files. I only have KDE installed, so I see:

README.Xmodmap xinitrc@ xinitrc.kde* xinitrc.twm

You probably have the same, plus xinitrc.gnome.

Your xinitrc is a soft link to xinitrc.gnome, but you want it to link to xinitrc.kde instead so that it starts KDE when X is started.

Do the following (as root):

cp xinitrc xinitrc.bak
/* makes a backup of the file, just in case */

then

rm xinitrc
/* deletes the link */

then

ln -s xinitrc.kde xinitrc
/* makes a new link for xinitrc, this time pointing to xinitrc.kde (which will start KDE) */

HTH
that doesnt work

Thanks anyway,
Bjorne
 
Old 05-29-2003, 08:18 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by abyss
Vlad,

First off, I don't use graphical logins and haven't in years, so if I'm not understanding you here, please help me help you by explaining.

Are you suggesting that you can use either GDM or KDM to log in to either Gnome or KDE? In other words, you can use GDM to log in to KDE and you can use KDM to log in to Gnome?

That may be, but it seems unlikely. If you boot into runlevel 5 (graphical mode), the system has already loaded X and a DE/WM by the time you start typing.

And if your xinitrc is pointing to KDE, it has started KDE and its graphical login manager. If its pointing to Gnome, it has started Gnome and GDM, right?

In RedHat 9, there is a menu under both Gnome and KDE that allows you to manage the Gnome graphical login, but it doesn't allow you to switch. It's under System Settings -> Login Screen
God, I can't believe how much confusion such an innocent question has created.

Yes, it is possible to use GDM, KDM, even XDM to login into *any* window manager or desktop environment.

Xavier, read my post above, and you'll realize that I have no problems choosing the session, rather choosing the login manager.

Anyway, now it has become more trouble than what it is worth, after all I am the only user on this machine, and only have to log out/ log in again maybe once every 3 months, so its irrelevant.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 08:22 AM   #15
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the problem is probably that you use Red hat and I use Slackware...
 
  


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