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Old 11-16-2004, 04:12 AM   #1
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No KDE login screen

I'm (almost) happily using KDE 3.3, but the its login screen doesn't display (despite configuring it within KDE)- instead I get a very bog-standard X login box. After that KDE starts fine. There aren't any error messages (none that I can see, at least...). Now I'm sure someone could tell me a nice easy way to change this
Old 11-16-2004, 08:43 AM   #2
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It sounds that kdm is not your default login manager. Did you install it? Did you make it the preferred one? Have you tried

# dpkg-reconfigure kdm

? Another way to fix it is to edit the inittab file (/etc/inittab on RH9, I haven't my debian box right here). The last lines look like

# Run xdm in runlevel 5
x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
prefdm runs the default login manager. You may replace prefdm by kdm. But try more system-friendly configuration first.


Old 11-16-2004, 10:26 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot...I think I originally installed the 'kde' packages and assumed that the k login manager would be part of that set. Simple install of kdm did the trick!


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