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Re: replacing GDM with a script

On Thu, Aug 02, 2012 at 12:22:27PM -0400, Frank McCormick wrote:
>   I am running 3 Linux distros with Sid as my main one. I am curious
> to know if it's possible to replace GDM with a BASH script. The
> issue is complicated because I run 3 window managers with Sid and a
> similar situation with the other 2 distros. Googling the problem
> hasn't turned up much of interest. I am in Sid most of the time, so
> the script could only apply here. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I'm not entirely sure what you're asking, but let me outline
some possibilities:

- you don't have to run GDM at all. Disable it with update-rc.d
  and shut it down (/etc/init.d/gdm stop). Then you can start X 
  per user with startx. You can script that. 

- Perhaps you want to have custom GDM sessions? Look at the
  config files. You can select a desktop environment at GDM
  login time.


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