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I am using Debian 6 with two desktop (gnome, kde). During Installation i have placed the kde as default desktop. But, now i change the default desktop as gnome. So, May i know to change it?

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I have found the solution by editing the file " default-display-manager " in the path /etc/X11/

#vim /etc/X11/default-display-manager

For Gnome , edit as :

/usr/sbin/gdm

For KDE , edit as below

/usr/lib/kde4/bin/kdm

Once updated the reboot the computer. you can find the updated the display manager.

You can also, do it by executing the below command.

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm
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And I'm pretty sure gdm allows you to switch from the login screen. –  Rob Jan 19 '12 at 16:52
    
Also update-alternatives --configure x-window-manager should allow you to select which one do you want to be the system default. –  Wolfer Oct 6 '13 at 17:58

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