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Old 05-05-2003, 02:51 PM   #1
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problem getting out of KDE and GNOME

I am running RH 8.0 and was curious to know the following:

I boot to a text login. sometimes I use kde so I type kdm to get the kde login. WhenI am done with KDE I click logout and the options it gives me is log on as a different user, restart and shutdown.

My question is , is there a way to get back to the text login after loging out of KDE.

I know that I can CTRL SHIFT F1 or F2 but to me it seems the kdm is still running at CRTL SHIFT F7.

Is there a way to get back to how the system was before I started KDM without rebooting?

Old 05-05-2003, 02:56 PM   #2
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Basically when your running KDM, its sorta like you running in Graphical mode. Instead of running KDM to start the session manager for X, try just typing startx. When when you select logout user or login as another user, it should just drop you back to a command prompt.
But the reason your getting thrown back to the KDM login manager, is cause your running that instead of just starting X with startx command.
Old 05-05-2003, 03:04 PM   #3
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Why launch the gui login thingy? Try it with your .bashrc file and alias the commands for the wm/de you want for easy use. Here is what I use:
# for launching window manager/desktop environments from console login
alias a='echo DESKTOP=AfterStep > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias ice='echo DESKTOP=icewm > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias kde='echo DESKTOP=KDE3 > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias wm='echo DESKTOP=WindowMaker > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias sf='echo DESKTOP=Sawfish > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias g='echo DESKTOP=Gnome > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias xfce='echo DESKTOP=XFce > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias bb='echo DESKTOP=BlackBox > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias fb='echo DESKTOP=FluxBox > ~/.desktop;startx'
alias e='echo DESKTOP=Enlightenment > ~/.desktop;startx'
Old 05-05-2003, 03:14 PM   #4
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Ctrl+Alt+Backspace (3 times?)

fancypiper's aliases shortcut is a very good idea.

Have fun :-)


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