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ThomasSlowig

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gdm is gone
« on: June 26, 2009, 02:31:05 am »
Hello,

after setting up my laptop properly so that everything would work and beautifying my desktop, and having nothing more to do,  i chose to install kde 3.5 to have sth new to play on. after a while, i decided that it would look too outdated (in my opinion), althugh being very fast, and i removed it.
unfortunately, the KDM would not be replaced by the GDM again. (i think it's my fault, since i messed up a bit too much maybe) so that every time i boot, there appears a terminal in front of the bootsplash greeting me with some kind of animal. i log in and in order to continue to xfce4, i need to enter "startx" OR "startxfce4".
trying to select gdm via vasm i get the news that i've got to log out, switch to root terminal, and call init 2 and 5 in order to make it run. these kind of cryptic commands do not work. there is not command called "init" terminal stated.
however, i tried to set up again everything via vasm in command line(as root, having no gui active), but no result so far.

What could i probably do to get gdm or auto-login to xfce back?
It seems to me that x is not started after bootup? (just a guess)
« Last Edit: June 26, 2009, 05:19:10 am by ThomasSlowig »

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Re: gdm is gone
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009, 05:31:13 am »
Vasm -> Xwindow -> Xdmset
Select gdm there

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Re: gdm is gone
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009, 06:09:31 am »
Alternatively, you could do this...
Preventing KDM from Hijacking your Login Manager
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Re: gdm is gone
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009, 06:36:12 am »
That is exactly what vasm does... simple a shortcut to editing the files manually

ThomasSlowig

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Re: gdm is gone
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 07:37:53 am »
hey, thank you, it works!
i already tried the vasm solution, as i wrote, but without success.
i think sometimes it's best to do things directly, in case one has the knowledge...
anyway, moreover now for the first time all desktop environments are recognized by gdm.