up2date broke kdm

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Tue Jan 4 17:46:15 UTC 2005

Felix Miata wrote:
> Now that this works I'd still like to be able to fix KDM to allow root
> login and to show Gnome as a session type. Oh, and now restoring the
> original /etc/sysconfig/desktop from installation fails to switch back
> to KDM. :-( I have to change it to DISPLAYMANAGER=KDE from the original
> DESKTOP="KDE" to get back KDM. Where's the doc that lists valid values
> for /etc/sysconfig/desktop? NAICT, /etc/X11/prefdm doesn't indicate
> whether quotes are required around the specified value in desktop.

/etc/sysconfig/desktop is just a shell script that sets some variables, 
so it most cases it doesn't matter if you use quotes or not.

The DISPLAYMANAGER setting specifies whether you're using gdm or kdm 
etc. as the login manager.

The DESKTOP setting specifies the default session type to use for logins.


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