How do i start a clean X? How do i change the default Login Manager?

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Sun Nov 18 21:06:41 UTC 2007

Mark wrote:
> Hey,
> Question 1:
> i wanted to test out some thing s in fedora and for that i need to
> start X without gnome or kde or anything. just X and nothing more.
This is not easy, as the scripts that start X also tray hard to find
a desktop or window manager. It they can not find one, they default
to starting an xterm. Depending on what you are trying to do, xnest
may work for you. If we knew what you were trying to test, we might
have a better suggestion for you.

> Question 2:
> I tried to change the default login manager from GDM to KDM (just to
> test other login managers) but i can't find where to change those
> settings.. so where can i change that?
I don't remember the GUI that does it, but you can set it in
/etc/sysconfig/desktop. If the file is empty, you can add:


You can also set the default desktop in the same file.


  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <>

More information about the fedora-list mailing list