LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Password
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-05-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
polemon
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Fedora 18, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu Server 11.10, DamnSmallLinux 3.4.4, FreeDOS 1.1, OpenBSD 5.0
Posts: 194

Rep: Reputation: 31
How to change the default wm in KDM?


I read the LQ wiki about KDM, but I didn't find, what I was looking for.

I'd like to know, where to change set the 'default' (the one you can select from the session-list (M-t)) session for KDM.

I can add and remove available session but not change the default one to, say, KDE.

Please help

--polemon
 
Old 02-05-2008, 04:12 PM   #2
jailbait
Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain
Distribution: Debian Wheezy, Debian Jessie
Posts: 7,529

Rep: Reputation: 178Reputation: 178
Quote:
Originally Posted by polemon View Post
I read the LQ wiki about KDM, but I didn't find, what I was looking for.

I'd like to know, where to change set the 'default' (the one you can select from the session-list (M-t)) session for KDM.

I can add and remove available session but not change the default one to, say, KDE.

Please help

--polemon
Since you installed Ubuntu you are probably using GDM instead of KDM. Both set the default session in similar ways. At the GDM or KDM logon screen click on "sessions" and choose the window manager you want to use. Then log in to the user that you are setting the default for.

KDM makes the last wm that you logged into the default. GDM asks you whether to make the new wm the default wm when you switch.

-----------------------
Steve Stites
 
Old 02-09-2008, 08:43 AM   #3
polemon
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Fedora 18, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu Server 11.10, DamnSmallLinux 3.4.4, FreeDOS 1.1, OpenBSD 5.0
Posts: 194

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
Thanks, I thought it's saves in a .desktop file somewhere not where the normal session-.desktop files are.

And I do use KDM, most of the time. I sometime switch to SLiM, when I need to reboot my Laptop more often.

Some session in the M-t list, appeared twice, I had to clean up /var/lib/menu-xdg/xsessions and /usr/share/xsession.

While I was at it, I though I could configure KDM a bit better, so I was looking for the other entries in the list.

Last edited by polemon; 02-09-2008 at 08:50 AM.
 
  


Reply

Tags
default, kde, kdm


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I can't get my default kdm theme back fannymites Suse/Novell 1 03-09-2006 03:51 PM
How to make kdm the default login manager? madlinux Fedora 4 01-30-2006 05:23 PM
Making KDM as default in RH9 vijayind Linux - Newbie 1 07-21-2004 12:22 PM
Changing default gui from gdm to kdm mecister Linux - Newbie 1 06-23-2004 01:27 PM
I want to set KDM for my default login manager njbrain Red Hat 1 02-26-2004 08:18 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration