Enabling lxdm in Fedora 19

By | 9th December 2013

Quick tip.

Long story short, I decided to swap out gdm for a lighter display manager on an underpowered machine.

I found the lxdm is packaged, but when I ran the system-switch-displaymanager helper script it told me that:

“The graphical display manager lxdm is not supported yet.”

I had a poke around in the system-switch-displaymanager code and found that it is very simple, and does this:

rm -f /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service

systemctl enable $DM.service

Where $DM is what you pass it (one of GDM, KDM, XDM, WDM or LIGHTDM, currently).

So I checked if lxdm had a systemd service script (it does) and did that myself:

rm -f /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service

systemctl enable lxdm.service

and it worked.

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