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LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition by James Stanger, Bruno Gomes Pessanha, Stephen Addison Schneiter, Adam Haeder

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Configuring KDM

KDM is built off the XDM design and is responsible for the graphical login screen that handles user authentication to the system and starts a user session. The KDM is the display manager for the KDE desktop environment.

KDM is distributed by KDE.org and is configured by a series of files located in /etc/X11/kdm. To see the version that is available for install, use the package manager to find this information and to install the package:

# yum info kdm
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Available Packages
Name       : kdm
Arch       : i586
Version    : 4.2.4
Release    : 5.fc11
Size       : 1.5 M
Repo       : updates
Summary    : The KDE login manager
URL        : http://www.kde.org/
License    : GPLv2
Description: KDM provides the graphical login screen, shown shortly after boot
           : up, log out, and when user switching.
Use the yum package manager to install the KDM interface.

# yum install kdm Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package kdm.i586 0:4.2.4-5.fc11 set to be updated --> Processing Dependency: kdelibs4(x86-32) >= 4.2.4 for package: \ kdm-4.2.4-5.fc11.i586 --> Processing Dependency: kde-settings-kdm for package: kdm-4.2.4-5.fc11.i586 --> Processing Dependency: libkdeui.so.5 for package: kdm-4.2.4-5.fc11.i586 --> Processing Dependency: libkio.so.5 for package: kdm-4.2.4-5.fc11.i586 --> Processing Dependency: libknewstuff2.so.4 for package: kdm-4.2.4-5.fc11.i586 --> Processing Dependency: libkde3support.so.4 for package: ...

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