Substitute GDM with MDM

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Tim CowChip
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Re: Substitute GDM with MDM

Post by Tim CowChip » 5. Jun 2012, 18:06

Tim CowChip wrote:I found this tarball on the Mint debian repo. http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/main ... 0.4.tar.gz
I got gapan's slkbuild from this package http://salix.enialis.net/x86_64/13.37/s ... 64-3gv.txz.
I guess I can replace gdm with mdm and edit the "source=" to the Mint repo.

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checking gnome-doc-utils >= 0.3.2... no
configure: error: gnome-doc-utils >= 0.3.2 not found
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
build() failed.
Found and installed gnome-doc-utils-0.20.1-noarch-1gsb.
Built and installed mdm-1.0.4-x86_64-1cf.txz.
Now could someone tell me how to use MDM instead of GDM?
I tried editing /etc/rc.d/rc.4

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# Then try slim
if [ -x /usr/bin/slim ]; then
  exec /usr/bin/slim
fi

# Then try mdm
if [ -x /usr/bin/mdm ]; then
  exec /usr/bin/mdm -nodaemon
fi

# Someone thought that mdm looked prettier in /usr/sbin,
# so look there, too:
if [ -x /usr/sbin/mdm ]; then
  exec /usr/sbin/mdm -nodaemon
fi

# Then try gdm
if [ -x /usr/bin/gdm ]; then
  exec /usr/bin/gdm -nodaemon
fi

# Someone thought that gdm looked prettier in /usr/sbin,
# so look there, too:
if [ -x /usr/sbin/gdm ]; then
  exec /usr/sbin/gdm -nodaemon
fi
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Re: Substitute GDM with MDM

Post by Tim CowChip » 5. Jun 2012, 21:05

I had to delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf and /etc/modprobe.d/BLACKLIST-nouveau.conf and create an "mdm" user and group, then mdm worked, and you're right, gapan, I see no difference from gdm.

EDIT

After rebooting, I re-installed /etc/modprobe.d/BLACKLIST-nouveau.conf and ran "nvidia-xconfig" and was able to start the MATE DE with the proprietary nvidia driver.
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Re: Substitute GDM with MDM

Post by thenktor » 6. Jun 2012, 07:11

Tim CowChip wrote:

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checking gnome-doc-utils >= 0.3.2... no
configure: error: gnome-doc-utils >= 0.3.2 not found
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
build() failed.
Found and installed gnome-doc-utils-0.20.1-noarch-1gsb.
Remove these gnome-doc-utils from gsb and install linuxdoc-tools from our oficial repository. gnome-doc-utils 0.20.4 are a part of them ;)
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Re: Substitute GDM with MDM

Post by Tim CowChip » 6. Jun 2012, 08:06

Dankeschön, Thenktor.
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