Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-20-2004, 06:44 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Greece (Elladara!!)
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 59

Rep: Reputation: 15
How can I change login manager?

I just installed SuSE 9.0 on a PC and I realised that it was using the xdm login manager by default. At the beggining I thought that s.thing was wrong with the kde or kdm installation-inisialisation but I tried to run kdm and it is working properly. My problem is that I don't know how to change the login manager to kdm as default. Any sugestions?
Old 05-20-2004, 06:51 AM   #2
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 245

Rep: Reputation: 30
In debian I had installed both..first xdm then kdm,when I installed kdm I was querried as to which I wanted to use I chose kdm all is could remove xdm and it should default to the only available...
Old 05-20-2004, 07:07 AM   #3
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Greece (Elladara!!)
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 59

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for your answer. I don't know how can I remove xdm. Can you give me some details?
Old 06-19-2004, 05:06 AM   #4
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 105

Rep: Reputation: 15
as root:

apt-get remove xdm

.. but actually, that might remove all of x-windows. So ya might not wanna do that ;-)

Last edited by webvandals; 06-19-2004 at 05:11 AM.
Old 06-19-2004, 06:48 AM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Delhi, INDIA
Distribution: Redhat, Fedora, Suse
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
For this u can edit a script file named prefdm, i dont know whether this will be same in suse
but have done same in redhat & fedora many times.
first check out the file in /etc/X11/prefdm if it exists then u r done otherwise............
now open the file and go to section

"# Run preferred X display manager"
then replace the xdm with the kdm like "preferred=kdm"

this should solve when u reboot .
dont know if works on suse.
Old 06-19-2004, 06:53 AM   #6
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 658

Rep: Reputation: 30
i think the config for display manager is somewhere is /etc/sysconfig

or u can use the yast configuration editor, find the entry and change the displaymanager to KDM
Old 06-19-2004, 10:13 AM   #7
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Mandriva, Slackware
Posts: 265

Rep: Reputation: 30
doesn't Yast has a session manager chooser, where you could switch to kdm??


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Change login manager Haiyadragon Linux - Newbie 2 10-10-2004 08:48 AM
change login manager bosewicht Red Hat 1 12-05-2003 05:53 PM
How do I change my login manager?? jhachey Linux - Newbie 2 08-22-2003 07:51 PM
How to change login manager? Ju Deddo Koinu Linux - Newbie 0 07-16-2003 03:30 AM
how to change default X login manager? NeoAnderson Linux - General 6 08-24-2002 10:33 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration