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Re: [opensuse-factory] Tumbleweed - Review of the weeks 2017/42 & 43
On Fri, 2017-10-27 at 14:56 +0200, Santiago Zarate wrote:
* Display Manager is no longer chosen via
/etc/sysconfig/displaymanager: YaST is simplifying and default
like DMs are easier picked on a prioritization list based on
packages. Since the ‘Desktop selection’ had been reworked majorly,
had a hard time guessing what the right value might be.

Is there any information on how this is going to be handled now?

Ups - of course; that casual reader here might have missed the long
discussion in the last 2 days.

The 'default' is chosen by means of update-alternatives. The various
DMs installed register themselves as options (with a priority for auto

As a user, you have these options to reconfigure your choice:

update-alternatives --config default-displaymanager
This will give you a CLI interface where you can just pick your choice
out of the registered options

in Yast, Miscellaneous, Alternatives (install yast2-alternatives if
Pretty much the same as using the command above, but presented by YaST

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