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Change Fedora 9 Login Screen to KDM (GDM does not login)

Some parts borrowed from
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/change-fedora-login-screen-to-kde-login-screen-217900/?s=24175b6f7ea704d822e9eed0d2d48f4d

Needed that because somehow could not log in with gdm. Entering login and password makes X reload with no result. Ctrl+Alt+[number] switching to another console did not work either. Googling did not to help a lot.

I logged in on runlevel 3 (adding to boot arguments: selinux=0 runlevel 3) as root, then cleared /tmp/* and set kdm as login manager (I had all kde/kdm packeges previously installed because of greedy habit of installing everything possible around).

CAREFUL WITH THE BELOW, DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK !

Code:
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rm -rf /tmp/*
echo "DISPLAYMANAGER=KDE" > /etc/sysconfig/desktop
reboot -t now
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As a result, I got kdm as a default boot manager and could log in.

P.S. I have no clue what made gdm behave this way.

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