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Old 07-08-2004, 02:50 AM   #1
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xdm..


is there a way of switching between the loader of desktop managers.. i issued the command "init 4" and it makes a graphical boot.. but whenever i boot, it only boots gnome (gdm).. i'd like to switch from gdm to xdm.. answers..?
 
Old 07-08-2004, 03:08 AM   #2
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i don't know exactly which file it is, but in some /etc/rc.d/rc.?
there are the options for runlevel 4, maybe rc.M or alike?
there you just have to comment the lines with gdm/kdm out (use #)
 
Old 07-08-2004, 03:15 AM   #3
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edit /etc/rc.d/rc.4

and comment out all the lines except xdm:


# Try to use GNOME's gdm session manager:
#if [ -x /usr/bin/gdm ]; then
# exec /usr/bin/gdm -nodaemon
#fi

# Not there? OK, try to use KDE's kdm session manager:
#if [ -x /opt/kde/bin/kdm ]; then
# exec /opt/kde/bin/kdm -nodaemon
#fi

# If all you have is XDM, I guess it will have to do:
if [ -x /usr/X11R6/bin/xdm ]; then
exec /usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon
fi

--BEI
 
Old 07-08-2004, 03:19 AM   #4
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did that.. done.. works like apple pie..
 
  


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