It's a small thing, but pretty

For a while now I've been wanting to switch from CDE to gdm as my login manager - part of the whole "getting ready for OpenSolaris" thing. When I LU'd to 106 I thought I'd give it a try, but svcadm disable cde ; svcadm enable gdm just wasn't giving me any gui lovin'.

Today in #opensolaris on freenode, alanc pointed me towards 6768573 GDM refuses to start if Xinerama is present but not active, which referred to a workaround in the nVidia doco:


Section "Device"
....
Option "NoTwinViewXineramaInfo" "True"

I added this to each Device section of my xorg.conf, logged out, ran

svcadm disable cde ; svcadm enable gdm

and lo + behold, gdm started up!

W00000T!

A quick change of login theme accomplished via running /usr/sbin/gdmsetup and I'm a heckuvalot happier. Of course, I can't get a command-line login screen option any more (gdm limitation), but I think I'll live :-)

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