Re: How can I change the login window?

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On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 3:36 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
>> #
>
> You'll note that prefdm reads the file if it exists, otherwise it uses
> defaults. Thus you have to create it if you want to change the defaults,
> but it's not a big deal. Here's mine:
>
> # cat /etc/sysconfig/desktop
> #!/bin/sh
> DESKTOP="KDE"
> DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE"

Thanks, Patrick. That is it!

Paul

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