Re: New post install tidbits?
Kent West wrote:
Kent West wrote:
Yep, I have the session KDE GUI the way I want it, but I get there
>from a Gnome login screen and I can't shutdown from such without
entering the root password.
Speaking of post-install tidbits . . . here's a freebie that's
Chinook, did you know you can run two (or more) X sessions at once?
For example, start X in whatever way you would normally start it. Now
switch to a virtual terminal, say, the second one with Ctrl-Alt-F2. Now
log in again as a different user (your wife, your alter ego, etc), and
start a second session with "startx -- :1 &".
Whereas your GUI login manager probably offers a choice of windowing
environment (KDE, Gnome, Icewm, etc), using "startx" will look to the
system default, or if you have it, to your ~/.xinitrc file. Create this
file and put in the single line containing your environment of choice
(such as "startkde" or "gnome-session" or "icewm"), and away you go.
I believe both kdm and gdm can be configured to offer GUI login screens
for each X session, but "startx" works fine for me.
I would not mind logging in and starting the desktop GUI from Terminal,
but for my wife's sake I need a KDE login GUI that does not require the
root password to shutdown.
or you can just install kdm instead of gdm:
"aptitude install kdm" (or dpkg-reconfigure -plow kdm").
I did install and it said it removed a bunch of Gnome packages which
were unneeded. I said OK. Then I did the reconfigure kdm which just
asked me to select kdm as the default. I just hit return for ok since
that was the point. Then I reboot and the same GNOME login GUI comes up
so I guess that didn't do the trick :-(
So I've been digging around and found:
(watch for spaces in the url if your mail client wraps)
The first method is a no-go for me because there is no /etc/rc.conf file
nor did the file find find "DAEMONS=" in any /etc or sub directory file.
So for the alternate method - I do have a /etc/inittab file with the
line "id:5:initdefault:" in it, but there is no line
"x:5:respawn:/usr/X11R6/bin/..." to change to
"x:5:respawn:/opt/kde/bin/kdm -nodaemon" and I'm not sure if an where I
should put the line. Maybe it no longer even belongs in this file???
As confused as ever,