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Solaris 8:  Change CDE login to openwindows (Urgent)

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Hey Gang,

I just installed a Solaris 8 system on a Sunblade 100.  At the first login it asks if you want the desktop to be CDE or Openwindows.  Out of instinct, I selected CDE...but have now discovered the system must come up in Openwindows.

How do I reconfig the system to come up in openwindows and not CDE?

Thanks a million!
Mike
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At the login banner, click the "Options" button, select "Session" and then "OpenWindows Desktop".
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Would I have to do that everytime...or will it change the perm configuration so that all subsequent logins come up in Openwindows?

Thanks for the quick response!
Mike
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Here's another way to do it, remote loginn (or login as root), cd to the user's home
dir, then type in:
    rm -rf .dt*

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You change it once, and the in the GUI login banner, click the "Options" button,
select "Session" and then "User's Last Desktop"

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The next time you're at that screen, go to the same menu and select "User's Last Desktop" (altho it may already be selected). After the first time you do that, if that wasn't already selected, it should continue to default to that.

yuzh's method will work too, it just has the downside of destroying the CDE information, so it would have to be re-created (automatically) if you ever used CDE for any reason. Leaving those files in place doesn't cost you anything.
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Thanks!  That got it.  It is annoying how sometimes the really simple ones get you (I think I over thought it...I think :-)

M
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