Is it possible to start a shell in a text terminal from a Linux Desktop Manager such as GDM, MDM or KDM?
I have a user that has a .profile with a bash select loop offering the option to startx (where the relevent stuff is in .xinitrc), and an option to start a shell with text console. I am wondering if this user could still use the DM to start a shell session (and startx manually if need be like I said before)?
I've already tried creating a xsessions/bash.desktop file with exec=/bin/bash, but that didn't work...
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EDIT: Also, if this is not the case with the DMs I mentioned above, Is there one that would allow this, or even a graphical login manager that doesn't use .desktop files at all and is designed to log a user in (only) and leave starting xorg (again) to the user?