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    Question re; Display managers

    Is there a way I could change between several display managers ???
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    Re: Question re; Display managers

    Install them and they will be available at login from the session menu .
    if it ain't broke you haven't tweaked it enough

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    Re: Question re; Display managers

    Thanks Ronacc; I may be on a different tangent here, what I meant was, sat, lightdm or gdm,that kind thing.
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    Re: Question re; Display managers

    When you install a second DM dpkg will prompt you to choose which loads by default. You can change it by running $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm (or $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm) and choosing the DM you want. It doesn't seem to matter which one you reconfigure, you get the list of all currently installed.
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    Re: Question re; Display managers

    just open synaptic and install them ,I just installed lxde and lubuntu ( searched on lxde in synaptic and installed everthing that came up, ) I now have on my login session menu , Gnome (Gnome-shell) , gnome classic , Gnome/openbox , LXDE , lubuntu , lubuntu Netbook , openbox ,Ubuntu ( unity 3D ) , unity 2D . I have also had Gnome and KDE on the same install .
    if it ain't broke you haven't tweaked it enough

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    Re: Question re; Display managers

    Quote Originally Posted by ronacc View Post
    just open synaptic and install them ,I just installed lxde and lubuntu ( searched on lxde in synaptic and installed everthing that came up, ) I now have on my login session menu , Gnome (Gnome-shell) , gnome classic , Gnome/openbox , LXDE , lubuntu , lubuntu Netbook , openbox ,Ubuntu ( unity 3D ) , unity 2D . I have also had Gnome and KDE on the same install .
    You're not reading do you? OP was asking for LightDM/GDM/KDM/etc which jfernyhough answered nicely.

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    Re: Question re; Display managers

    Thanks so much jfernyhough, thats exactly what I was looking for, and thanks to everyone else for the help
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