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It probably depends on the distribution (with SuSE 8.1 a string ["kdm", "gdm", ...] is assigned in /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager, which is used in /etc/init.d/xdm for setting the exact location [/opt/kde/bin/kdm, ...]).
I'd suggest a text search for "DISPLAYMANAGER=" in /etc and subdirectories to find the relevant configuration file(s).
(Many distributions also provide a graphical tool for choosing the login manager.)
well the situation here is that the actual login manager to be used is determined by the prefdm script as mentioned above. if it says you run kde then it will automatically run kdm etc...
# Run gettys in standard runlevels
# Run xdm in runlevel 5
# xdm is now a separate service
that's the bit of inittab to change. that seems to be the most appropriate place to change it, as opposed to the prefdm script itself. that's the md82 version, so you really raelly should have something similar to that