Fwd: Re: [NBLUG/talk] Debian install

Ian Sutherland iansuth at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jan 15 08:26:14 PST 2005

That worked. Thank you so much for your help.


At 04:53 PM 1/15/2005, you wrote:
>On Fri, 2005-01-14 at 16:43 -0800, Ian Sutherland wrote:
> > Thanks, That worked!
> > The screen resolution is locked at 800x600, though my video card can 
> handle
> > a higher resolution. How do I change the resolution to 1024x768 say?
> > I had some difficulty getting the xserver to work.
> > When I boot I get a black and white woven desktop with a "login" and
> > "password" area. When I logout I get the same screen with no option to
> > "restart" or "turn off". I have to turn off the computer with the power 
> switch.
>Sounds like you're using xdm; I'd suggest that you switch to gdm, which
>has all of the features you're looking for.
>The easiest way to do so would be to execute the following commands from
>a root shell:
>apt-get install gdm
>echo "/usr/bin/gdm" > /etc/X11/default-display-manager
>The first will download and install gdm if it's not already installed
>(or it will use your CD if apt-get is configured to do so).  The second
>command changes the default display manager (which, not surprisingly, is
>set in the file /etc/X11/default-display-manager).  It is probably set
>to "/usr/bin/xdm" right now, and the second command will change it to
>Note that, although gdm is part of the GNOME project, you can use it as
>your login manager even if you're using the KDE desktop.  That's what I
>Lincoln Peters
><sampln at sbcglobal.net>
>BOFH excuse #59:
>failed trials, system needs redesigned
>talk mailing list
>talk at nblug.org

Ian Sutherland
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