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Mandrake 91 in the graphical mode I cannot get the system to boot up with the standard gdm login . If I startt at init 3 and then type gdm the login screen I want to use is shown rather than the lame Mandrake face thing. Any ideas as to How I chang that for good ?
Have tried GDM configurator but seems to not stick.
In mandrake 9.1 you go to the Mandrake Control Center... click hardware and click on the display manager chooser (Looks like traffic lights) it will let you choose your DM (just click GDM and when you reboot, that's the one that will pop up)
I have the same annoying problem using Redhat 9.
this line led me to the /etc/X11/prefdm
if [ -f /etc/sysconfig/desktop ]; then
if [ "$DISPLAYMANAGER" = GNOME ]; then
elif [ "$DISPLAYMANAGER" = KDE ]; then
elif [ "$DISPLAYMANAGER" = XDM ]; then
so now i'm looking at /etc/sysconfig/desktop
finally...i like linux, but there has to be an easier way (maybe that's the newbie talking)
probably the newbie talking, but hey, it's just like learning anything. it's hard at first, but 'easy' is relitive, once you become good at linux it will seem easy, and you'll be wondering how you got tripped up on this little snag in the first place, and looking at thins you call a 'little snag' that would have seemed like a brick wall now besides, you don't have to do it entirely alone, there's always this bullitan