Using GDM instead of xlogin in Solaris

1. Run the following command to get the name of the service for gdm.

# svcs -a | grep gdm

2. Enable gdm -login by running something like this,

# svcadm enable gdm2-login

3. Disable dtlogin by killing the process via the following:

# /usr/dt/bin/dtconfig -d
# /etc/init.d/dtlogin stop

4. Reboot.

# init 6

If your login resolution goes to 8 bit mode (you’ll know it when you see it)
then you need to add “-defdepth 24” to the end of all the command lines
containing “Xsun” in /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf

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