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I installed KDE via the sudo apt-get install kde-plasm-desktop command (I wanted less packages than installing the Kubuntu-desktop would give me) and now I get the KDE (or is it Kubuntu?) login screen:

KDE Login Screen

This is what I get, and I can't select the different DEs I have installed. I would like to go back to the default Ubuntu login screen if that is possible. Is there some sort of dpkg command I should run, because that would kinda make sense.

Thanks in advance (that is, if you solve my problem. If you don't well, then I suppose I could thank you for trying to help...I dunno :D)

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If that is kdm then just try dpkg-reconfigure lightdm and choose lightdm. If it is the lightdm-kde-greeter try this question askubuntu.com/questions/75755/… –  tvn May 30 '13 at 22:10
    
Thanks @tvn! I knew I had to do something with a DM and dpkg. I was looking around for what to do when you answered it. Thanks again! –  RPi Awesomeness May 30 '13 at 23:15
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To select different DE, all you have to do is click on the little blue down arrow, and choose the DE that you want. See image below.

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Ah, well, I will remember that! I didn't know that and didn't try it out. Thanks! Now that I think about it I kinda like the KDE login screen, it's nice –  RPi Awesomeness May 31 '13 at 13:25
    
FYI - In 12.10 and up KDM has been replaced by LightDM for Kubuntu installations as the default. Of course you can manually install it again, though. –  gertvdijk May 31 '13 at 14:02
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If that is kdm then just try dpkg-reconfigure lightdm and choose lightdm. If it is the lightdm-kde-greeter try this question How to change the LightDM theme/greeter?.

This was @tvn's answer via a comment, so if @tvn wants to answer it himself I will accept his, otherwise I will accept mine to close the question.

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