change login screen to KDE
jonathan.beatty at gallaudet.edu
Wed Sep 22 19:09:57 UTC 2010
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On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 09:37:20 -0600
Jamie Bohr <jamiebohr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you all for help.
> I verified kdm is installed and even removed gdm,now
> I get a console window instead of a login screen. I installed all the GDM
> packages I could find with yum, still no go.I had to create the
> file, don't think if that makes a difference
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 7:01 AM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-09-21 at 08:42 -0600, Jamie Bohr wrote:
> > > I have googled and googled on how to make the login screen use KDE
> > > rather than Gnome on Fedora 13. Many references say to put
> > > DISPLAYMANAGER=KDE in /etc/sysconfig/desktop however when I do that I
> > > get a console window for the login screen. I have even tried a
> > > lowercase kde rather than an uppercase, still no good. I have an FC12
> > > install that works fine but it only has KDE installed.
> > Since you asked for "any" help...
> > Historical information:
> > http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-3-Manual/ref-guide/ch-sysconfig.html
> > The /etc/sysconfig/desktop file specifies the desktop for new users and
> > the display manager to be run when entering runlevel 5.
> > Correct values are:
> > DISPLAY=<value>, where <value> is one of the following:
> > GNOME — Selects the GNOME desktop environment.
> > KDE — Selects the KDE desktop environment.
> > DISPLAYMANAGER=<value>, where <value> is one of the following:
> > GDM — Selects the GNOME display manager.
> > KDM — Selects the KDE display manager.
> > XDM — Selects the XFree86 display manager.
> > The first two are what you get after you've logged in. Your desktop
> > being handled by Gnome or KDE, or others that aren't listed in this
> > example. The last three being the logon screen, beforehand.
> > You can use KDM as your logon handler, and Gnome as your desktop
> > handler, or other combinations. Though, the last time I tried XDM, it
> > didn't set up a few things as I logged in, so that Gnome didn't work
> > properly. Darned if I can remember what, it was a long time ago, and
> > may no longer be the case, but it's somewhere on the Fedora mailing list
> > archives.
> > Installing KDM or GDM should be separate issues than installing Gnome or
> > KDE. Theoretically, one shouldn't depend on the other. i.e. You can
> > install KDM, without having to install all of KDE.
> > --
> > [tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r
> > 184.108.40.206-78.2.56.fc9.i686
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> Jamie Bohr
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