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Trying to use KDM as login manager, but system defaults to GDM

asked 2013-04-02 01:11:50 -0500

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updated 2013-07-08 06:05:05 -0500

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I am running fedora 18, and I recently installed KDE Desktop environment. It seems to work fine, except for the login screen. Fedora defaults to the GDM login screen, and I can't seem to get fedora to use the KDM login manager instead. I have tried editing the /etc/sysconfig/desktop file, and using the


command in terminal, but neither of them work. Does anybody know what I might be doing wrong, or what else I could do?

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answered 2013-04-02 05:55:51 -0500

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updated 2013-04-02 05:56:26 -0500

@chickengod37 I tested and work without problem sudo system-switch-displaymanager kdm and restart

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answered 2013-07-09 06:27:44 -0500

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I just replace the link

% ll /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service

0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 39 Mar 30 13:38 /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service -> /usr/lib/systemd/system/lightdm.service
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answered 2013-07-08 04:47:15 -0500

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chkconfig gdm off 
chkconfig kdm on
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