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Old 06-20-2004, 12:34 AM   #1
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How to change boot-up window mngr??


Hi all,

Am running Debian 2.6 and on bootup am presented with the xdm logon screen. I want to change to to the kdm one, as the xdm doesnt show the different desktop options (Kde, Gnome, TWM) nor does it allow to shutdown from the logon screen.

Is there an easy way to do this??


TIA.
 
Old 06-20-2004, 03:37 AM   #2
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If you have kde then the kdm is installed with it.
 
Old 06-20-2004, 03:55 AM   #3
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First make sure you have kdm installed (apt-get install kdm)
Then you can easily switch DM's by doing "dpkg-reconfigure xdm" which'll give you a list of all installed dm's to choose a default from.

BTW, it just updates the file /etc/X11/default-display-manager so you can always "cat" that file to see what the current setting is.

Enjoy!
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Old 06-20-2004, 04:57 AM   #4
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Thanks nukkel,

Gave it a go running "dpkg-reconfigure xdm" and went through the process and selected kdm. Only thing is now I get gdm on bootup!!

No matter what I selected in "dpkg-reconfigure xdm" it would go to gdm. Then I checked the /etc/X11/default-display-manager and it was blank. Editing it to reflect to use kdm fixed the problem, now all good!!!

Cheers!!!


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Old 06-20-2004, 08:31 AM   #5
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Great! Probably some program messed up that file in the past... Dpkg probably didn't touch it because it saw something wasn't right... It could have given a warning though...

Cheers!
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