Switched to gdm from cde for my login screen on OpenSolaris. This is how you can do that (assuming you want to use GNOME and not using CDE.)

  • Close all your applications.
  • As superuser, do svcadm disable cde-login. You will immediately exit out of your session. You will be displayed a commandline login prompt.
  • Login now and do svcadm enable gdm. It this one doesn’t work for some reason, you can always fall back by doing  svcadm enable cde-login.
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By Raju Alluri

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