Hi. I've been using Linux for a while and have been starting x with startx
each time. Recently, I went to set up XDM for the login and got it to work
actually quite well. However, there are a couple of things I either can't
figure out or haven't had the time to look into thoroughly, so I was wondering
if any of you can help. First, a quick hardware rundown, though I think this
probably isn't too relevant.
Dell P100t, 16 MB EDO RAM, 1 gig drive, 300 Megs dedicated to Linux, 700 to
Win95, 4x ATAPI CD-ROM drive, PCI S3 video card.
Here are my setup questions:
1) How do I switch between run levels while already at the XDM login screen?
Is it possible?
2) What is the best way to issue the shutdown command in XDM? I tend to
restart, not just shut it off, but I don't know what is the safest for the file
system. Currently, I'm logging back in as root at the end and issuing shutdown
-r now in an XTerm.
3) Where do I find the default user path for an XDM run level login? I want to
edit the basic system path that all users get.
4) This is sort of frivolous, but how do I change the appearance of the XDM
login... I think I know where to look, but I haven't had time to look into
Thanks. Oh, if you could reply by email, that would be best.
Student and WWW programmer/developer