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Old 08-30-2003, 11:36 AM   #1
jhachey
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Log off manager???


Hello,

I am currently running redhat 9 with kde 3.1. My login manger is Gnome.

I was wondering if anyone new how to change the "logoff manager"? Right now, it only asks if I really want to logoff and then it takes me to the login manager where I could then shut down. That's a pretty time consuming process! I remember before it asked me if I wanted to logoff as that user, reboot or shutdown. The menu also had a picture of the KDE mascot, you know, the dinosaur. If anyone could explain to me how to get the second menu back it would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 08-30-2003, 04:08 PM   #2
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hi

this is really easy

as root user edit

/etc/sysconfig/desktop

add or change the lines to the following

DESKTOP="KDE" - makes kde the default environment
DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE" changes the login manager from gnome to kde

restart x by pressing control alt and x

you will get the new login manager. it doesnt look that good by default. you can configure it using the kde control centre(kcontrol) under system>login manager.

have fun

you will get the shutdown and restart button with kde mascot as you said once kdm becomes your login manager
 
Old 08-30-2003, 04:47 PM   #3
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But I don't want the KDE login manager. I lige the Gnome login manager. Is there no way to get the other options using the Gnome manager?
 
Old 08-30-2003, 04:52 PM   #4
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add the reboot and halt options manually using the k menu editor by right clicking the k button.

the kde login manager can be as appealing as the gnome manager. are you have any trouble with it?
 
Old 08-30-2003, 07:36 PM   #5
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Im not having any trouble with it, I just like the themes that are available for the Gnome Login Manager.

Once I right-click on the K Menu, how do I create the options for shutdown and reboot? I see options to run apps and links, but nothing to shutdown or reboot the system.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 07:42 PM   #6
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oh ok. you can take a look at the login manager for kdm themes. anyway when you right click and open up k menu editor add new commands for reboot and halt. if that doesnt work just create links on the desktop and drop them on your panel. this is just a quick hack and may not be as elegant as kde's session management.

its principally better with kdm. well you do have a choice. have a nice day

regards
rahul sundaram
 
Old 08-30-2003, 09:41 PM   #7
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what are the commands? I don't use the command prompt (shell) very often.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 10:11 PM   #8
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hi

reboot
halt
 
  


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