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Old 10-24-2004, 03:15 AM   #1
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switching to gdm

Hey all, I'm running Slackware 9. I recently changed to the Gnome desktop, but it is still using another display manager (kdm I think) and I would like to use gdm as my display manager. what changes do I need to make to do this? I've been looking around the net for 'changing display manager' etc but found very little.

thanks for any help.
Old 10-25-2004, 02:57 AM   #2
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You have to edit the file /etc/rc.d/rc.4

Make sure that the section that checks for gdm comes first.
This is how my file looks like.

# Try to use GNOME's gdm session manager:
if [ -x /usr/bin/gdm ]; then
exec /usr/bin/gdm -nodaemon

# Not there? OK, try to use KDE's kdm session manager:
if [ -x /opt/kde/bin/kdm ]; then
exec /opt/kde/bin/kdm -nodaemon

# If all you have is XDM, I guess it will have to do:
if [ -x /usr/X11R6/bin/xdm ]; then
exec /usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon


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