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Old 05-29-2003, 04:14 PM   #16
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Bjorn,

Have you tried this (for RedHat)

edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop
If it says GNOME in there, your login manager will be GNOME, if you put KDE in there, it will start KDE as login manager...
 
Old 05-29-2003, 05:09 PM   #17
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Im on Slackware, not Redhat
 
Old 05-29-2003, 05:17 PM   #18
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Ok,

Do you know where to find your xinitrc ?
(in rh its in /etc/X11/xinit )

Open that file and look for a line where a PREFERRED check is done.
This will look in a specific file to see which session-manager it should start.

If there's nothing about this PREFERRED in the xinitrc, then look in this file for gnome-session, and replace it with startkde

startkde is the command to get the kde-login manager.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 06:33 PM   #19
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Wink login/graphical

OK....gang- maybe you can all pounce on this (I hope). I think it sort of follows this thread. I can tell by your messages that you know a heck of a lot more about this than I do.

I have loaded RH9 - minimum - and it boots to the login screen 'localhost login' where I insert 'root' and then my password.

Next I get a screen that says "[root@localhost root]#" .
Without the quotes of course but what I would like is a windows type desktop such as you get from Knoppix Linux. What is my next move?

I intend to use this as a router only, at least initially, so I would like to have the desktop where I can set up my NIC and so on.

Any help appreciated....

melo
 
Old 05-29-2003, 06:55 PM   #20
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Try startx, but a minimal/server/router type install might not have X installed to enable any graphical interface.
 
Old 06-17-2003, 12:13 AM   #21
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By golly,
I have tried all of those suggestions in RedHat9, and all I got was a big mess that I had to fix without X. (Helped me to learn about Emacs though). I was unable change the login manager to kdm. What actually caused me the problem was something else, but still it was always loading GDM instead of KDM. The main reason I want KDM is because I use this computer personally and like to shut it down. Therefor, I log in quite a bit. I wanted the Login Manager to use the Keramik theame. Something I could do with KDM, but not GDM (am I mistaken). Anyways, it seems that RedHat 9 desided to be a big pain about not using GDM for everything. (They must really like the Bluecurve theme) Anyhow, any help with Red Hat 9 would be appriciated.

Thanks,

TGNGAJK

And I say, why can't an admiral fly a starship?
 
Old 06-17-2003, 03:29 AM   #22
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use gnome it seems to load quicker and it can do everything that KDE does....GNOME is da 1 to use...!
 
Old 06-17-2003, 03:50 AM   #23
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gee, that really helped!
 
Old 06-17-2003, 11:08 AM   #24
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Why are people having problems with this question?

You want to use KDM instead of GDM, right?

edit this file: /etc/rc.d/rc.4

and # out GDM, and un # KDM.
 
Old 06-17-2003, 01:05 PM   #25
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I have used this to switch to KDM login manager :

edit your /etc/rc.d/rc.local

Then at the bottom you would enter kdm
 
Old 07-04-2003, 05:32 AM   #26
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Go here for help on this thread. http://docs.kde.org/en/3.1/kdebase/k...m-for-kdm.html

TGnGAJK
 
Old 07-04-2003, 05:50 AM   #27
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Good link. Thank you.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 08:38 PM   #28
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if you remove the gdm rpm from the redhat package manager (i.e. rpm -e ) then you will get the kde manager
 
  


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