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Old 10-25-2004, 08:41 PM   #1
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GDM fails on X boot: How do I switch to KDM?


Hi all:

Like the subject states, I'm having trouble with GDM. X starts just fine,
but then gives me a crappy gray screen and stays there (indefinitely). I would
like to switch my .Xinitrc or something to boot KDM or XDM, I don't care which.
I would prefer Kdm, simply because I only have a USB keyboard and therefore cannot
choose which OS to boot at the LILO prompt, and therefore must use KDM's shutdown
options. Thank you for your help, I'm sure there's a simple solution that I couldn't find
in the man pages.

If this looks bad, it's because I'm using lynx right now...(long story).
 
Old 10-25-2004, 11:42 PM   #2
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/etc/rc.d/rc.4
you can comment out the gdm section. this pushes to kdm. Not sure what lilo has to do with kdm but .....
 
Old 10-26-2004, 03:36 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for responding. I will test that right now...
 
Old 10-26-2004, 03:52 PM   #4
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Failed, somewhat...

KDM will load, but when I try to login as anyone but a root user, then it will "accept" the password, blank the screen, and return to the KDM main screen. Do my normal users not have access rights to X or something? How would I go about fixing this? Would it be better to just reinstall?
 
  


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