Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 15th Apr 2002 02:32 UTC
Gentoo We got Linux distributions for geeks (Debian), distros for businessmen (Red Hat), home users (Mandrake) and... Germans (SuSE :). However, there was never before a distribution specifically targetting developers and speed, both at the same time. Enter Gentoo Linux, the fastest loading, fastest-operating Linux distribution to date.
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kdm problems
by gaddis on Tue 16th Apr 2002 00:43 UTC

> I installed KDM as the display manager, because simply
> editing the rc.conf (acording to instructions) for the
> window manager of my choice it didn't work for me.
> Typing 'startx' was always loading twm, regardless of the
> rc.conf file.

startx doesn't load kdm, it loads your (personal) X environment, which can be customized by editing the file ~/.xinitrc:
#~/.xinitrc sample
exec gnome-session
exec startkde

to change the login manager, edit the file

vi /etc/X11/

disclaimer: these are the steps i've found effective; i am not a gentoo developer, and someone on the mailing lists there may have a better solution.