Monday, January 5, 2009

Kdm3 in openSUSE 11.1

The KDE3 desktop installation for openSUSE 11.1 installs, by default, kdm4 or the kde display manager from the kde4 desktop.

Anyone who uses kde3 and finds the switch user options for 'start a new session' and 'Lock current and start new session' particularly useful, installing kdm3 will give you these options back.

For getting kdm3 back, install kdebase3-kdm.

sudo zypper in kdebase3-kdm

Then goto YaST2->System->/etc/sysconfig Editor.

In the tree listing on the left, go into Desktop->Display manager->DISPLAYMANAGER and change its setting from 'kdm4' to 'kdm' (Note: Don't use kdm3).

Save the changes (Click OK Button) and reboot. Kdm3 will now be used instead of Kdm4.

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