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Old 08-11-2004, 01:00 PM   #16
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somewhere on the gdm login screen there should be "session"
click on session and choose kde...it will ask you something like make default or just for this session
click make default


if you don't see any options on your gdm login screen:
login to gnome as root
click applications
go to system tools
click login screen setup
go to security tab
enable show actions and allow configuration
 
Old 08-11-2004, 01:00 PM   #17
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Originally posted by kodon
yeah that was a little broad...and it was NOT my intention to have anyone go chmod their whole system, i just didn't understand the 500 permissions for that file...how would he edit it?
permissions are a funny thing:

777 = r w x | r w x | r w x
500 = r - x | - - - | - - -

first number is for the owner (in this case root)
second is for group (also root)
third is for everyone else

so for "chmod 500" only root (in this case) can read and execute the file

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and as for kde....are you getting the gdm login screen right now? [/B]
to change the login screen, run pkgtool (as root), select setup then xwmconfig. As you will see this is a good place to set things up for other things too.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 01:37 PM   #18
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yes when i change the inittab to 4 i get the GDB login screen when i want the KDE.
So if I understand...you want KDE's login screen. Others are suggesting you want to have KDE start up by default. You don't need to be root to run xwmconfig, BTW.

To make the KDE login screen appear, edit (as root) /etc/rc.d/rc.4 and comment out the lines underneath "check for GDM" and reboot the machine.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 01:48 PM   #19
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Originally posted by Tuttle
permissions are a funny thing:

777 = r w x | r w x | r w x
500 = r - x | - - - | - - -

first number is for the owner (in this case root)
second is for group (also root)
third is for everyone else

so for "chmod 500" only root (in this case) can read and execute the file



to change the login screen, run pkgtool (as root), select setup then xwmconfig. As you will see this is a good place to set things up for other things too.

I understand permissions...i wasn't asking you to explain them to me
what i did not understand was the reasoning behind the chmod 500 of a file that he needed to edit...(and will probably want to view at some time in the future as a regular user)...hence the minimal permissions i would give that file would be 644
 
Old 08-11-2004, 02:01 PM   #20
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Ah i see, well, I think its best to keep some files just readable by root so anyone browsing your files needs to know the root password to damage anything, or even find out your setup in order to compromise the system.
It's just a good old healthy paranoia!

edit: it is strange that it is executable, inittab only needs root read permissions.

Last edited by Tuttle; 08-11-2004 at 02:29 PM.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 08:00 PM   #21
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It's not executable: man inittab. init process reads inittab, not execute.
 
  


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