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Old 03-31-2004, 09:24 PM   #1
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Changing login managers


Hi, I am using Mandrake 9.2 with a graphical login.
Just a quick question, can anyone tell me how to change login managers from KDM to GDM (or vice-versa) without using the Control Center?
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Old 04-01-2004, 09:44 PM   #2
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Here you go from: http://www.plig.org/xwinman/basics.html

If running X from the command line, using "startx": Create a file in your home directory called
Code:
/home/user/.xinitrc
Edit and add the following to that file:
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exec windowmanager
Replace windowmanager with one of these options:
KDE (kdm) = startkde
Gnome (gdm) = gnome-session
Blackbox = blackbox
FVWM = fvwm
Window Maker = wmaker
IceWM = icewm

If using xdm create a file called .xsession instead and add the above info.
Also, if these files already exist, make a backup before you edit them.

P.S. You could also just run kdm (or gdm) as root. Then when you log out run "killall kdm"
 
Old 04-02-2004, 03:16 PM   #3
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Thanks, this worked very well! ;^)
 
Old 04-19-2006, 12:59 PM   #4
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What if not using startx? Where is the config file to select the proper wm?
 
  


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