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Thread: getting rid of KDM

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    Post getting rid of KDM

    I've heard that getting rid of KDM will significantly speed up boot time. Is that true?

    If so, how do I get rid of KDM? Once done, how do I login via the terminal?

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    Re: getting rid of KDM

    Quote Originally Posted by DWRZ View Post
    I've heard that getting rid of KDM will significantly speed up boot time. Is that true?
    Not unless you only use the console and not the graphical environment. Otherwise, while the system might come up faster, you'll have to wait longer after logging in, so you really won't gain much speed, if any.

    I don't know whether GDM is faster than KDM. You could try GDM if you don't mind Gnome stuff on your system, but I doubt that it's worth it.

    If so, how do I get rid of KDM? Once done, how do I login via the terminal?
    Temporarily:
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop
    Permanently:
    Code:
    sudo aptitude remove kdm
    If you aren't running KDM, GDM, or some other similar program, you'll be promted to login, and once logged in, you can start X by typing startx. You quit X by hitting <Ctrl><Alt>Backspace.

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    Re: getting rid of KDM

    Gotcha. I still want to stick to KDE, so I guess I'll probably stick to KDM. I don't need a graphical login, but if I'm not gaining any speed without it, there's not much of a point. Thanks for the thorough reply though, I appreciate it.

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