View Full Version : [xubuntu] [SOLVED] why is "gnome display manager" running at start-up?

September 21st, 2008, 09:32 PM
Hi There I am using Xubuntu Hardy heron but I noticed during boot up as all the lines of code are scrolling by that "gnome display manager" is starting on my XFCE system.

I executed this command:

sudo sysv-rc-conf

And I notice that gdm is set to start at runlevels 2,3,4,5

Should I remove it?

I had brasero and gedit installed but have since removed them.

September 21st, 2008, 09:35 PM
Because GDM is the display manager for XFCE.

Xubuntu has a *lot* of Gnome packages. A Xubuntu maintainer I know basically quit because of that...

September 21st, 2008, 09:36 PM
GDM is your graphical login window. If you remove it you will boot up into a terminal and have to manually start X windows.

September 21st, 2008, 10:24 PM
Thanks guys. I really appreciate your fast response and your donation of time to advance Linux.

Im using my Linux partition about 80% of the time now and I love it!