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I would like to replace the default login manager that comes with Ubuntu with cdm . How can I do that and what problems can I expect?

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Try out the steps and let us know if you face any errors. –  devav2 Oct 16 '12 at 14:54
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Just download the zip file from the link

unzip ghost1227-cdm-04d35a5.zip
cd ghost1227-cdm-04d35a5/

sudo ./install.sh

use sudo since cdm tries to copy the contents to /etc and /usr/bin

As suggested in readme to add cdm to startup do the following.

To autostart cdm when you log in your account, copy the content of /usr/share/doc/cdm/profile.sh to the tail of your shell profile (~/.profile, etc.).

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as i have seen , it contains a install.sh file .so by doing this in terminal you can install it .

extract that and cd to that from terminal .then do as

chmod +x install.sh
./install.sh
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I just wan to make sure that everything will go fine and I won't see a black screen or an error message on the next boot. Has someone tried installing cdm in practice? –  user1042840 Oct 16 '12 at 15:28
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