SUMMARY: Disabling CDE

From: Adam Kirby <>
Date: Tue Dec 18 2001 - 10:07:08 EST
Wow, I never cease to be amazed by this list.

Thanks to Casper Dik, Peter Laws, Mike Salehi, Fortunato Ugo Sion, Dave
Stern and Russ Poffenberger (and still they are coming in).....

Just to clarify I want to keep dtlogin so that users can still select from
OpenWindows, FailSafe and Gnome. I just don't want users to get to CDE.

Casper hit the nail on the head :

You actually can:

create /etc/dt/config/C/Xresources (cp from /usr/dt/config/C if not
installed) and change:

Dtlogin*altDts:         1


Dtlogin*altDts:         0

(and optionally remove the CDE Dtlogin lines right below it)

This is just what I was looking for. All the other Session options remain,
just CDE doesn't appear any more.

Many thanks once again and happy holidays to all.

Cheers, Adam.

----------------------Original Message------------------------------------
> Hi All,
> I need a hack to stop people logging into CDE via the dtlogin banner on
> SPARC Solaris 7 and 8. I don't want to uninstall the CDE components as
> they may be required later.
> Ideally I'd like to remove the CDE option from the Sessions menu but I
> don't think this is possible. Failing that I'd like the CDE option either
> to provide a failsafe or openwindows session.
> I've been playing with the config files (/usr/dt and /etc/dt) on and off
> for ages but haven't found any suitable solutions.
> Has anyone done this ??
> TIA, Adam.
Received on Tue Dec 18 15:07:08 2001

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