Default Display Manager?

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Tue Dec 12 07:07:44 UTC 2006

On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 23:00:06 -0600
Gerry Visel <gcvisel at> wrote:

>  Thanks, Peter!  That worked fine except...  I get a dialog box that
> pops up at the end of login that says "Failed to initialize HAL."  
>    Who is HAL, and why does he need initials in my computer?  ;-)

Hardware Abstraction Layer, if I remember correctly. Perhaps try

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm   ( just guessing that perhaps my method
short-circuits something in the configuration - I don't think I've used the
/etc/X11/default-display-manager hack since Debian Woody, so a lot has
happened since ! )

As for the initials - you are no doubt aware that if you use the following
letter of each initial, you get "IBM" - so blame it on IBM ;-)


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