Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 850653
kdm don't work with F18 rawhide
Last modified: 2012-08-23 07:24:46 EDT
Description of problem:
I test rawhide F18, and I use KDE.
And I use also kdm instead of gdm.
For that I just create desktop file in /etc/sysconfig with line "DISPLAYMANAGER=KDE" in it.
That work for all fedora release, but with F18 rawhide, that don't work and I have gdm as display manager.
Where is the problem ?
Additional comment :
I install F18 rawhide by update tgo F17 (by enable rawhide repo), and I have kdm
first, but since one month, that don't work and I have gdm.
This is due to the https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/DisplayManagerRework .
The default login manager is no longer set with the DISPLAYMANAGER variable.
I think editing /usr/lib/systemd/system-preset/99-default.preset and replacing enable gdm.service with enable kdm.service should set kdm as default.
However, I'm not yet exactly sure if this solution is absolutely right as one can enable kdm with "systemctl enable --force kdm.service", yet I don't know if this change is then permanent or just one-time.
This all is true only if you have at least kde-settings 4.9-1 installed. And please, are you using rawhide or Fedora 18? There is a difference now, Fedora 18 branched from rawhide about two weeks ago.
I'd love to test that for you but my Fedora 18 is now in not exactly perfect state as I have installed it using black magic and it refuses to start X automatically.
Thank for your reply.
I read the link, and after I do that (in root):
systemctl disable gdm.service
systemctl enable kdm.service
And after reboot, I have kdm as display manager.
I reboot three time, and that work...
It's not a bug, but a feature...
Can you close this bug ?
For info, I'm not with rawhide but with F18...
Thank you for the information. Closing the report as it is not a bug.