Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Fedora 32 : Change display manager.

The display manager is a graphical login manager which starts a session, simply asks username and password to login desktop.
On Fedora, you can choose for example GDM (Gnome Display Manager), SDDM (Simple Desktop Display Manager), LXDM (LXDE Display Manager), LightDM, KDM (KDE Display Manager), XDM (X Display Manager).
I like the old gdm display manager, is good and works great.
If you want to change it then use these commands:
[root@desk mythcat]# dnf install gdm
...
Complete!
[root@desk mythcat]# systemctl disable lightdm 
[root@desk mythcat]# systemctl enable gdm
Failed to enable unit: File /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service already exists and is a symlink to /usr/lib/systemd/system/sddm.service.
[root@desk mythcat]# systemctl disable sddm.service 
Removed /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service.
[root@desk mythcat]# systemctl enable gdm
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service → /usr/lib/systemd/system/gdm.service.
[root@desk mythcat]# reboot
If you have problems with gdm display manager then you can read about settings here.
The configuration file can be found in this file:
[root@desk mythcat]# cat /etc/gdm/custom.conf 
# GDM configuration storage

[daemon]
# Uncomment the line below to force the login screen to use Xorg
#WaylandEnable=false
AutomaticLogin=mythcat
AutomaticLoginEnable=False
[security]

[xdmcp]

[chooser]

[debug]
# Uncomment the line below to turn on debugging
#Enable=true