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Re: [opensuse] Documentation on using an alternate display manager like xdm or fvwm
  • From: Michael Vetter <mvetter@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2018 09:45:41 +0200
  • Message-id: <20180605094541.44c07da7@maitreya>
On Mon, 4 Jun 2018 20:33:58 -0700
don fisher <hdf3@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

The released notes says the setting up the use of an alternate
display manager has mover from /etc/sysconfig to the alternatives
system. I can't locate documentation on that.

The release notes says to use update-alternatives to Set Login
Manager and Desktop Session. That is only thing I see in the release
notes. I do not know what "To enable graphical management of
alternatives, use the YaST module Alternatives" is going to do, and
to what files. There is an example there used to switch the
default-displaymanager to xdm:

sudo update-alternatives --set default-displaymanager \

Login manager: default-displaymanager

I have used fvwm2 in the past and would like to use it again. I tried
to enable fvwm in the startup window present after booting, before
logging on, but nothing worked. I am just looking for documentation
now. My current Leap 15 system is pretty lame, so the docs may be
in /usr/share, which I am currently not able to confirm.


Hi Don,

Actually there was a bug about this for Tumbleweed:

I will submit the same changes to Leap 15.0. Thanks for the reminder
and sorry for the inconvinience.


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