Switching from dtlogin to GNOME Display Manager (GDM), and back, on Solaris 10 Operating System x86 (Doc ID 1007937.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
All Platforms

Goal

Solaris uses dtlogin as a mechanism for allowing users to login to the different X window environments, such as CDE, JDS, GNOME, KDE, etc. The GNOME Display Manager is an alternative login session management tool, which is widely available in many Linux distributions, and now in Solaris 10 Operating System (x64 and x86).

In some cases, where dtlogin won't start, you can use the below procedure to start GDM instead.  One example of where GDM works, but dtlogin doesn't, is on systems that use the Intel 82830M graphics chipset.

Solution

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