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Old 05-30-2003, 07:24 AM   #1
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Usual graphical login screen


I called the topic "usual..." but I don't even know if what I'm used to is the usual one

Anyhow, I'm used to SuSE graphical login screen, where you see the clock and where you can actually click on one of the users and then enter the passy, but I'm just trying out RH9 and the login screen is (obviously) different and I actually have to type in my login...

Is there any way of having it like in SuSE?

I checked the login manager and tried pretty much all the options but nothing works...

Is there a file I should modify maybe?

Old 05-30-2003, 09:18 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with SUSE, but if they have their own custom DM you might not be able to get it in RedHat. Although if you want to risk tinkering and have the SUSE disks, you can always try to install it...but that could lead to unpredictable results.
Old 05-30-2003, 09:25 AM   #3
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I am a regular red hat user and have used suse, and my short answer is - 'no', they have their own graphical login screens, I wouldn't mess with it at this stage of the game, just type it in.
Old 05-30-2003, 11:11 AM   #4
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at least I tried
Old 05-30-2003, 11:55 AM   #5
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I think Redhat has xdm, kdm and gdm as possible gui logins.

I prefer the command line and I use startx.

It makes things much simpler when messing around with X.
Old 05-30-2003, 01:11 PM   #6
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/etc/inittab is where the runlevel startup options live.
Start there.
In my (Slackware) intitab there is a line that starts with x1:4
this line references /etc/rc.d/rc.4. In my /etc/rc.d/rc.4,
the code looks first for kdm, then gdm, then xdm to
launch as the X11 session manager, but it is surely
different in RH. But, that said, you should be able to
find out which desktop manager is being launched
and change it to kdm or gdm, either of which will
exhibit the feature you are coveting. :-)

Or, there is another option:
In inittab, modify the line

(or whatever the RH equivalent is to

which should just bring up console mode, not graphical,


add this line to the end of rc.local (does RH still have rc.local?)


Old 05-30-2003, 07:48 PM   #7
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I think the SuSE login (GUI that is) is the same as what KDE uses.
SuSE defaults with KDE/KDM/K everything... at least that's what I've experienced with the 4 versions I've been using.

I'm not quite familiar with RedHat haven't used it in forever. All I can suggest is make sure it's using the KDM and you should get a similar if not exact implementation of what SuSE uses.

lemme know how it goes.



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