Re: New post install tidbits?
#aptitude purge gdm
should do the trick. If you have nothing else than kdm installed, than "he" will have no other choice but using it :)
and Kent spoketh:
sounds like it thinks kdm is already the default. I would run the
program again, choosing gdm, then run it a final time, choosing kdm again.
> 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???
This is for distros that have X start in runlevel 5; ignore these
instructions for use on Debian, which has the identical runlevels 2 - 5.
(Or, if you wanted, you could make these changes; that's the beauty of
Debian; you can configure it the way you, the sysadm, want it
configured. But I would recommend making these changes until you're more
familiar with runlevels and inittab, etc.)
I did a full shutdown, then when I booted the kdm login screen came up.
To make sure there wasn't any further confusion I then purged gdm (and
in the process cleaned up more Gnome stuff I would not be using). So I
have a boot screen that "she who must be obeyed" is happy with.
With the Gnome login screen I could login as root though and I can't
seem to find a way to allow such with the kdm login screen. Not sure I
need to though, because I can use the root terminal or sudo in terminal,
and there seems to be a "File Manager - Super User Mode" to traverse the
directories and edit a file in a GUI.
So it seems that with your valuable help I'm ready to move on to the
next issue I can create :-)
OT: Due next month to have these old eyes laser scrubbed again. Then
maybe I'll be able to find more through research.
Thank you and my best to you and yours,