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Old 08-19-2004, 10:00 AM   #1
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Start kdm instead of gdm


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?

Thanks, Peter
 
Old 08-19-2004, 10:13 AM   #2
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Re: Start kdm instead of gdm

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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?

Thanks, Peter
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.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 11:19 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestions. I followed your advice for kdm, and it is now my default display manger. I have not turn off the 'auto' start of X server or kdm yet. I will let you know how this goes.

Peter
 
Old 08-25-2004, 02:01 PM   #4
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Smile I am satisfied for now

I am satisfied for now. The following write up was able to answer my newbie type questions concerning debian start up.

http://www.aboutdebian.com/linux.htm

Thanks, Peter
 
  


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