Re: How can I change the login window?

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On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 3:13 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan
<[email protected]> wrote:
>> >> I am running XFCE on F9. How can I change the login window?
>> >>
>> > XFCE doesn't present a login window. You can run this window
>> > manager after logging in oon a console command line.
>> >
>> > The graphical login window is presented by whichever display
>> > manager you are using -- usually gdm, kdm or xdm. Selecting a
>> > different display manager will give you a different presentation,
>> > and if you don't like any of these then you can write your own
>> > or look for what else might have already been written.
>> >
>> > The display manager is normally activated by prefdm referenced in
>> > /etc/inittab. It will also honour a DISPLAYMANAGER variable set
>> > in /etc/initscript.
>>
>> Thanks, Malcom. My /etc/inittab is below. How can I change the default
>> theme to the Circles one? In F8, there was a menu entry
>>
>> System --> Login manager
>>
>> (or something like that), but nothing in F9.
> [...]
>> # Run xdm in runlevel 5
>> x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
>
> /etc/X11/prefdm is just a Shell script. It basically just
> reads /etc/sysconfig/desktop and acts accordingly, so the easiest way to
> add a new display manager is to edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop.

But

# dir /etc/sysconfig/desktop
dir: cannot access /etc/sysconfig/desktop: No such file or directory
#

Paul

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