I want to remove gdm login screen

Hi Guys, I recently found out garuda is just work distro and there is no way to switch between different desktop environment easily but we can take help of garuda community.

So what I did is first I installed Garuda Sway installation but after that I want to run dwm on x-server. So I installed X with dwm and it is working but problem is that my login screen is in wayland itself from sway edition and every time I login it will start wayland server but when I start from command line using startx from different TTY it will start the x server.

what I want is I don't want any login GDM screen or this sway login screen, I just want command line window like arch Linux where I login into particular user it will start whatever server I configured into.

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System:
  Kernel: 6.0.9-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=c2ecfa1b-97f7-4ab5-b58c-5f7e4829f677 rw [email protected]
    quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    loglevel=3
  Desktop: dwm v: 6.2 info: waybar vt: 1 dm: greetd Distro: Garuda Linux
    base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5593 v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0HP5Y9 v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
    v: 1.23.0 date: 07/08/2022
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 10.8 Wh (47.4%) condition: 22.8/42.0 Wh (54.3%)
    volts: 12.2 min: 11.4 model: BYD DELL 1VX1H99 type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: charging
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-1035G1 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ice Lake
    gen: core 10 level: v4 note: check built: 2019-21 process: Intel 10nm
    family: 6 model-id: 0x7E (126) stepping: 5 microcode: 0xB6
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 320 KiB desc: d-4x48 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 4x512 KiB L3: 6 MiB
    desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1237 high: 1300 min/max: 400/3600 scaling:
    driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 1200 2: 1200 3: 1300
    4: 1300 5: 1300 6: 1200 7: 1200 8: 1200 bogomips: 19046
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: retbleed mitigation: Enhanced IBRS
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
    prctl
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
    sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
    filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Iris Plus Graphics G1 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel
    arch: Gen-11 process: Intel 10nm built: 2019-21 ports: active: eDP-1
    empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:8a56 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP108M [GeForce MX230] vendor: Dell driver: N/A
    alternate: nouveau non-free: 520.xx+ status: current (as of 2022-10)
    arch: Pascal code: GP10x process: TSMC 16nm built: 2016-21 pcie: gen: 3
    speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 4 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1d11 class-ID: 0302
  Device-3: Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-6:3 chip-ID: 0c45:671e class-ID: 0e02
  Display: wayland server: X.org v: 1.21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.5
    compositors: 1: xcompmgr 2: sway v: 1.7 driver: gpu: i915 display-ID: 1
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: LG Display 0x05f2 built: 2018 res: 1920x1080
    hz: 60 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 scale: 1 size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64")
    diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
  Message: No known Wayland EGL/GBM data sources. API: EGL/GBM
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Ice Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Dell
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_icl
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:34c8 class-ID: 0403
  Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.9-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Interface: sndio v: N/A running: no
  Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.60 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell
    driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000
    bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: Dell driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0042 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-10:4
    chip-ID: 0cf3:e009 class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down
    bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes
    address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.38 TiB used: 10.96 GiB (0.8%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SK Hynix model: BC511 NVMe 512GB
    size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 11001101 temp: 36.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM049-2GH172
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: SDM2 scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 194.57 GiB size: 194.57 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 10.96 GiB (5.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p9 maj-min: 259:9
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 500 MiB size: 499 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 608 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 194.57 GiB size: 194.57 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 10.96 GiB (5.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p9 maj-min: 259:9
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 194.57 GiB size: 194.57 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 10.96 GiB (5.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p9 maj-min: 259:9
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 194.57 GiB size: 194.57 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 10.96 GiB (5.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p9 maj-min: 259:9
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.53 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: 46.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2561
Info:
  Processes: 308 Uptime: 16m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.53 GiB
  used: 2.54 GiB (33.7%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1300
  libs: 334 tools: pamac,paru,yay Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
  running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.23
Garuda (2.6.9-1):
  System install date:     2022-11-19
  Last full system update: 2022-11-24
  Is partially upgraded:   Yes
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:

sudo systemctl disable gdm.service should do the trick.

Partial upgrades aren't supported.

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Hi @yum13241 thanks for your reply but I got this message

Failed to disable unit: Unit file gdm.service does not exist.

if gdm doesn't exist I think sway uses something else to display login screen maybe but I am sure it will first start wayland instance before displaying login screen.

LMDDGTFY

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Display_manager

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greetd should be disabled, or removed.

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Thanks @yum13241 @filo I got rid off that display screen and I also found a way like to start X-Server we use startx and to start sway with wayland we can use dbus-run-session sway.

Can you please elaborate on that?

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GDM shouldn't be installed in the first place. Typically it is only used on systems that are running Gnome.

@filo is right, greetd is the login manager for Sway.

sudo systemctl disable greetd.service

Keep in mind adding multiple desktop environments on a single install is not supported. The chances of winding up with a broken or paritally broken system are high--especially with Sway, which tends to be sensitive about the settings and environment variables in use.

It's perfectly fine to do as you wish with your system, and I encourage you to tinker and explore, but please do not open support threads for this install.

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