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Special Edition Using® Solaris™ 9 by Tanuj Jain, Radhika Girisan

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Configuring CDE

You can configure the CDE to control its appearance and functionality by using the configuration files. The CDE has three configurable components:

  • Login Manager— Displays the login screen, authenticates users, and passes control to the Session Manager.

  • Session Manager— Starts, maintains, and tracks the user sessions. A session is a group of settings, applications, and resources on the user's desktop.

  • Workspace Manager— Controls the appearance and behavior of the windows in various workspaces.

CDE can be configured in three ways: default configuration, system-wide configuration, and user-specific configuration. The default configuration files exist in the /usr/dt/config directory; the system-wide configuration files exist in the ...

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