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Old 10-13-2003, 05:14 AM   #1
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making KDE default DM

in redhat 9 using its default login manager
how can i make kdm my default login manager when i start redhat9?
Old 10-13-2003, 08:21 AM   #2
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theres a file calle /etc/inittab.conf go to it and change the configuration number to 4 or 5 instead of 3.its self explanatory ...try it and post the result
Old 10-13-2003, 03:57 PM   #3
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Below is my initab.conf
what to edit?

# inittab This file describes how the INIT process should set up
# the system in a certain run-level.
# Author: Miquel van Smoorenburg, <>
# Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)

# System initialization.

l0:0:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 0
l1:1:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 1
l2:2:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 2
l3:3:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 3
l4:4:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 4
l5:5:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 5
l6:6:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 6

ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now

# When our UPS tells us power has failed, assume we have a few minutes
# of power left. Schedule a shutdown for 2 minutes from now.
# This does, of course, assume you have powerd installed and your
# UPS connected and working correctly.
pf:owerfail:/sbin/shutdown -f -h +2 "Power Failure; System Shutting Down"

# If power was restored before the shutdown kicked in, cancel it.
pr:12345owerokwait:/sbin/shutdown -c "Power Restored; Shutdown Cancelled"

# Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

# Run xdm in runlevel 5
x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
Old 10-22-2003, 03:01 PM   #4
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there's a file in /etc/sysconfig/ called desktop.

(you gotta be root to do this)
edit that and add a line that says

then save it and reboot.
it should come up with KDM instead of GDM.
Old 10-22-2003, 04:07 PM   #5
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Originally posted by sarahan
edit that and add a line that says
then save it and reboot.
it should come up with KDM instead of GDM.
Or better yet, don't reboot, but become root and type:

/sbin/init 3

When you are returned to the console, login as root if necessary and type:

/sbin/init 5

No rebooting required


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