View Full Version : [kubuntu] [SOLVED] Make gnome the default session

June 26th, 2008, 07:58 PM
I made KDE the default session, and when I change it to gnome at login screen, it doesn't ask me if i'd like to make gnome default. Is there another way to do this?

June 26th, 2008, 08:10 PM
System>Admin>Login Window

June 26th, 2008, 08:11 PM
In Gnome, go to System>Administration>Login Window. Under the "General" tab you can select the default session.

June 26th, 2008, 11:51 PM
I get this popup when i try to run that:

June 27th, 2008, 12:01 AM
Open up a terminal and type in:

kdesu kate /etc/X11/default-display-manager

and you should see:


change it to:


and save. This should work.

June 27th, 2008, 06:51 AM
Apparently KDE's login manager kdm makes the last session you logged into the default one automatically. You could test it anyway and if it doesn't, then try the changing to gdm as per the instructions given above.

November 17th, 2009, 06:22 PM
I had problems with kdm and gdm as well.

If you're trying to get back to gdm from kdm and all above doesn't work you could also try:

Sudo dpkg-reconfigure kdm > press OK and choose between kdm and gdm

or try:

sudo -i
gedit /etc/X11/default-display-manager

change in /usr/sbin/gdm

good luck!