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Re: choose the default display manager

OK, thank you, your suggestions put some light on the problem. But I still have questions...

On 3 May 2005 at 11:48, Jon Dowland wrote:

> hjvm@freenet.de wrote:
> >Not starting GNOME Display Manager (gdm); it is not the default
> >display manager.
> >Starting K Display Manager: kdm.
> >Starting WINGs display manager: wdm.
> >Not starting X display manager (xdm); it is not the default display
> >manager.
> > 
> Hmm weird. each of the display managers are from the standard debian
> packages?
Yes, I think so. I use the normal packages from testing.

> Which DM actually comes up?
It's kdm. The output of pstree shows kdestart as childprocess of kdm. My window manager is KDE.

> What's in /etc/X11/default-display-manager ? Failing that, in
> /etc/init.d/{g|k|x|w}dm, is HEED_DEFAULT_DISPLAY_MANAGER always set to true?
In /etc/X11/default-display-manager the DM was wdm.
But: HEED_DEFAULT_DISPLAY_MANAGER was set to false in /etc/init.d/kdm. True in the other three cases. That might explain the fact that both are started.
But when I set the DM to kdm in /etc/X11/default-display-manager I get a totally different *window* manager, i. e. I get XFCE4 instead of KDE. That's even stranger as I thought that kdm would start kde. But it obviously doesn't. In this case at least only kdm is started and not wdm.
So how could I set which window manager is started by the DM?
When I set HEED_DEFAULT_DISPLAY_MANAGER to true in all four /etc/init.d/{g|k|x|w}dm I never get kde but always XFCE4 no matter if I choose kdm or wdm in /etc/X11/default-display-manager. I only get KDE when kdm *and* wdm are started. Any ideas why that could be? And why on earth does the DM start XFCE4 as window manager which I don't recall to have ever installed.

Hans-Joerg v. Mettenheim

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