Originally posted by pgte3
I am running debian sarge. The default display manger is gdm. I would like to start kdm instead. How do I do this?
Also. How would I start X server and kdm/gdm mannually instead of automatically?
First apt-get install kdm
then answer the question yes if you want to make it your default display manager, if already installed dpkg-reconfigure kdm
and answer yes for the default. Then to start from the command line as root you would /etc/init.d/kdm start
or restart if it was already running change to gdm for it. To disable the starting of both if this is what you want then rm /etc/rc2.d/S99kdm
to remove the link that starts kdm, again change to gdm to remove that one as well then you will start with a console login.