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Old 10th November 2010, 03:34 AM
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flipping Fedora 14's KDE4 to use KDM?

With Fedora 13 all I had to do was put


into /etc/sysconfig/desktop

and do a init 3 and init 5
and kdm would show up as the login manager

but Fedora 14 doesn't seem to work with this, I tried and just get a blank window on top of the dark background. Does someone know if you need to do something more or different to use kdm.

UPDATE / SOLVED - you can yum install system-switch-displaymanager
then run
system-switch-displaymanager kdm
I think my manual way above was almost there but creating /etc/sysconfig/desktop containing
is now now insufficient, that file now needs:
I found that out by running "system-switch-displaymanager kdm"

and watching the change it made to the desktop file

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Old 26th March 2011, 05:14 PM
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Re: flipping Fedora 14's KDE4 to use KDM?

You could also do:

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yum install switchdesk-gui 
and then run:

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Old 28th March 2011, 12:56 AM
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Re: flipping Fedora 14's KDE4 to use KDM?

I switched the /etc/sysconfig/desktop as above and it works.
No idea why it didn't for the OP.
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