Can't remember for sure, but I'm thinking that option is only available on the CD installs. The DVD install is just a "snapshot" canned image dump of an existing installation, so there is very little configurability for that reason. The CDs go through a true installation which is why you get more opportunity to change things. You can probably change it post-install, but I don't know how... I presume you are setting up a "general purpose PC" that you want to run the core services in the background for other MDs? It really isn't that big a deal to wait a few extra seconds for the Orbiter to start up then select KDE Desktop. Then its as if you were always there.... you probably aren't going to reboot very often so its a fairly low impact thing
Intent = gateway. And everything including the kitchen sink in that role. ntp, anti-virus, ldap,
squid, anything else I can think of. i.e. System / network services for the house.
Particularly at initial installation and configuration, I expect, and am, rebooting frequently.
It is a rather high impact thing.
Thanks for the comment on DVD vis a vis CDs.
Found, at least part of, the answer. Copy kdm.saved to kdm in /etc/init.d.
Still missing the lmce icons / startup / gui's that I'm used to seeing in prior CD installs, though.