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Linux: KDM, startx & the X session

I'm using startx in my .bashrc file to start X when I login at tty1 instead of using a display manager like KDM (I'm using KDE 4.3.4). The actual code in my .bashrc: if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ] && ...
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How to set a default desktop environment at system start?

I'm a Linux and KDE user, and recently I started to use also Enlightenment as a substitute Desktop environment when I need a lighter resource consumption. I use KDM as a display manager, and I need ...
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Is there a way to tell which display manager by Linux desktop is running?

I am running KDE Desktop on Ubuntu 12.04 and executing 'ps ax | grep dm' doesn't display any display manager like kdm, lightdm, or gdm. Is there another way of finding out? It must be something else ...
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Console-based login into KDE Environment

I would like to have a console-based login instead of a graphical-based login manager. The current manager is KDM which is a part of the KDE environment in the Debian distribution. Removing the ...
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Are there any benefits to starting kdm as daemon?

I've configured my kdm to start via inittab method. I've done it following the steps at Display Manager - ArchWiki. There is also a described method on how to start kdm as daemon. But i can't find ...
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Can i start an X session “background”?

can i start the *DM (e.g. kdm) on tty7, but not present on the screen? For example, i want to stay at tty1 while the login manager is waiting on tty7 on boot.