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how to install kdm on CentOS 7

I installed CentOS 7, first I installed group "KDE Plasma Workspace", then I installed "GNOME Desktop", after that, I found only gdm existed. and which kdm returns nothing, yum provides kdm only ...
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Fedora 19 - Booting doesn't show login screen

I have done some common updates in my system, and now I have the problem detailed below. It starts as usual, loading services, but when trying to launch the login screen (I use KDE), it stops and ...
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How to autostart KDM on boot in OpenBSD 6.0?

I have installed kde4 (via running # pkg_add kde4) on my OpenBSD 6.0 VM and I would like to automatically boot KDM on startup. I have followed the most applicable guide Google found me, but it didn't ...
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Are there risks to auto-login/passwordless login other than physical access control?

Does auto-login/passwordless login leave the computer in exactly that same state as it would be after manually logging in, or does it create security risks of a type other than physical access control?...
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How do I make kvkbd virtual keyboard appear on the login screen?

I am trying to set up Fedora (KDE desktop) on a PC with a touch screen. I got kvkbd working which I am finding works decently enough that I might be able to use this machine without a keyboard at all, ...
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KDE and LightDM on ArchLinux

Is it possible to use LightDM with KDE on Archlinux? Wiki says Basically there are two ways of starting KDE. Using KDM or xinitrc. I use also awesome WM and XFCE, so I'd like to use LightDM ...
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Get the name of the physically (on front of pc) logged in user, reliably!

w, who, id and whoami are excluded, because they only give information about users using a tty. Is there a way to extract the name reliably from KDM?
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No write access to $HOME directory

While loading the KDE UI Linux boots to kdm, then I get a "bad" sound and black screen. Logs reveal the line in the title. I can ctrl - alt - F4 just fine from there. Tried: chmod 755 on /,/home,/...
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I log in with KDM but get a Gnome session, how do I get KDE instead?

I was using console-only version of Debian (amd64) for some time, but I got tired and installed GNOME desktop. Then I installed also KDE-full. sudo apt-get install kde-full. I updated default DE to ...
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Why do upgrades to KDM/KDE not preserve changes to configuration files?

The kdebase-workspace package on Arch Linux only preservers changes made to /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc when the package is updated. I need to edit /usr/share/config/kdm/Xsetup to get my monitors to ...
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Tab in xterm under KDE always brings up accessibility tool dialog

Using KDE 4.14.13, Fedora 22, kdm desktop manager, if I type Tab to try to do command line completion I get the KDE accessibility tool dialog asking me if I want to enable "Sticky Keys" and "Mouse ...
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Cannot startx on Debian after some changes

I installed and removed some packages and changed some settings on my Debian server. After reboot I can't run x11vnc to remote it using VNC. Now when I run startx, the result is: no screens found X ...
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Suspend options with KDM greeter

I am not able to suspend my desktop to RAM from the KDM greeter. I am able to suspend it to RAM when logged into KDE using the sleep option from the logout menu and by pressing the sleep key on my ...
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How to add a custom button to KDM

I want to add a button to KDM. It should just be able to start a script. Is there a way to add such a custom button to KDM?
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Customizing kdm Ghost Theme in Kali linux

I am using Kali Linux and just switched to kdm plasma desktop from gnome. I installed the futuristic ghost theme. As we get wifi and recording icons at the top right of desktop in gnome, i couldn't ...
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*DM Login problems

I got my laptop battery accidently disconnected, while the laptop was suspended to RAM. And now I'm experiencing these problems: When I'm trying to login to the system using sddm or kdm: after I enter ...
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How to make switching virtual terminals instant?

I've configured kdm (editing /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc) to automatically open two displays: StaticServers=:0,:1. When I switch between them with Ctrl+Alt+F7-8 there is a delay of about 2 seconds ...