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Old 11-02-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Giving XFCE's xdm login screen priority over gdm & kdm


I've never used Gui login screens but this laptop is for my newbie friend and I had read in passing you could comment out or remove gdm & kdm or edit rc.4 script to just load xdm first if it exist.

I'm wondering if that is still true for slackware-13.37 or newer? So what is the best way to give xdm priority? Edit rc.4 make xdm first or comment out gdm & kdm in a config file? Similar threads results are too old to rely on for this because of all the changes to newer slackware versions. Thanks
 
Old 11-02-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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Code:
# Not there?  OK, try to use KDE's kdm session manager:
if [ -x /opt/kde/bin/kdm ]; then
  exec /opt/kde/bin/kdm -nodaemon
elif [ -x /usr/bin/kdm ]; then
  exec /usr/bin/kdm -nodaemon
fi

# If all you have is XDM, I guess it will have to do:
if [ -x /usr/bin/xdm ]; then
  exec /usr/bin/xdm -nodaemon
elif [ -x /usr/X11R6/bin/xdm ]; then
  exec /usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon
fi
There will be no gdm, so just comment out the kdm lines and xdm will be the one
 
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:00 PM   #3
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Thank you.
 
Old 11-02-2013, 10:18 PM   #4
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You're welcome. Glad to be of help.
 
  


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