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Old 8th February 2005, 03:46 AM
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How to login using GDM session type ?


I do not have GDM option in my options list at login screen (only GNOME, default, supposed to be GNOME, and Failsafe terminal).

How do I configure to add GDM into this option list ?
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Old 8th February 2005, 04:40 AM
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GDM is the login screen, or at least the program that's running when it's showing. It isn't a separate window manager, like Gnome.
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Old 8th February 2005, 05:19 AM
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To expand on what Crackers said: GDM = Gnome Display Manager

gdm is responsible for delegating all tasks related-to or spawned by Gnome. It runs the Login Screen (gdmlogin), it runs the Session (gnome-session).
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Old 8th February 2005, 09:53 AM
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It may help you to understand it a bit better if you take a look at


I changed the entry for GNOME from 'gdm' to 'metacity'. This means I still run GNOME but the underlying window manager is metacity.
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