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Old 06-27-2005, 08:08 PM   #1
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Angry changing display manger -- mandrake 10.2/mandriva

Im trying to change my display manger from kdm to gdm. it seems not to work, can anyone help me out.
Old 06-27-2005, 08:20 PM   #2
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you should just change the default run level to 3 in inittab.. youll see the line that says

#Default runlevel.
then your default... probably 4

change it to say somethin like this

#Default runlevel

this will give you a text login from there you can run xdm, gdm, kdm, or just startx... this is also helpful if you have a problem in the future with the x server, as it is hard to fix a crashed server if it freezes the system, and if you boot into x then there could be an endless problem..

ps i think kdm needs root...


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