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Old 03-23-2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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How to change Display Manager using command line. Which files to edit ?

SuSE Enterprise Desktop 10.

My default display manager is xdm.
Which file / files would I need to edit in the command line console to change to display manger to either kdm or gdm ? I want to do as much configuration on command line ( to get familiarised with the various configuration files / scripts) and want to avoid using GUI.

Old 03-23-2007, 11:13 PM   #2
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I don't use SuSE, but doing a Google search it appears that the DISPLAYMANAGER="xdm" variable is set in file /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager.
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I believe that file is /etc/sysconfig/desktopmanager (in SuSE 9.3, at any rate).

Look for this:

# Here you can set the default Display manager (kdm/xdm/gdm/wdm/console).
# all changes in this file require a restart of the displaymanager
Old 03-24-2007, 06:28 AM   #4
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Thank you very much. I play about with so many different versions of Linux it makes it difficult to keep track of the respective config files and the directories they reside in.



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