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Old 09-12-2003, 08:26 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: FreeBSD 5.1, Debian 3.0, Damn Small 0.4.2
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How can I do this???

When logging into the *nix machines at school, the user is presented with this very nifty login screen with a choice of window managers. I myself have a few different window managers installed on my *nix machine and I would love to be able to do something like this. Any idea's how?
Old 09-12-2003, 08:53 AM   #2
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Location: Minde. Portugal
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If you use kdm you'll get those options.
There's this app (I never tried it) called selectwm that let's you select a window manager at X startup.
Old 09-12-2003, 09:08 AM   #3
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See if you have a ~/.desktop file, and there specify the name of the wm.
But I think that you must log in with only console...
Old 09-12-2003, 09:54 AM   #4
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GDM works as well...I believe from the xceern shot that the school is using XDM witch is more than likely on your mahine if you have X installed which it appears you do.


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