Default Display Manager?
peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Tue Dec 12 02:26:46 UTC 2006
On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 13:42:57 -0600
"Gerry Visel" <gcvisel at gmail.com> wrote:
> I downloaded Edgy and Kubuntu, but do not like the KDM interface as
> well as the original GDM. Is there a way to delete KDM(?) and load
> GDM by default?
I'm not quite clear whether you mean that you have both ubuntu-desktop and
kubuntu-desktop installed. If you do, there should be (at least on Dapper
6.06) a file "/etc/X11/default-display-manager"
If you have kdm running by default it will contain /usr/bin/kdm . If
you change this to /usr/sbin/gdm , then gdm will start instead of kdm. A
quick way to change it is to type in a terminal
echo "/usr/sbin/gdm" | sudo tee /etc/X11/default-display-manager
I seem to recall you can achieve the same thing by running
sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm or kdm
- but I can never remember which one ;-)
You could try that way if you wish. Of course, if you want gdm and it is
not yet installed, you need to install it first ... but that's obvious I
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