Solaris 8:  Change CDE login to openwindows (Urgent)

Posted on 2004-09-15
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
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!
Question by:Mike R.
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PsiCop earned 450 total points
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At the login banner, click the "Options" button, select "Session" and then "OpenWindows Desktop".

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by:Mike R.
ID: 12071056
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!
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yuzh earned 50 total points
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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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ID: 12071094
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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Expert Comment

ID: 12071103
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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by:Mike R.
ID: 12071399
Thanks!  That got it.  It is annoying how sometimes the really simple ones get you (I think I over thought it...I think :-)


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