Bug 474861

Summary: Desktop switching does not work
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Arvind Deshpande <arvind.deshpande>
Component: switchdeskAssignee: Than Ngo <than>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Arvind Deshpande 2008-12-05 16:54:32 UTC
Description of problem:switchdesk utility does not help in changing the Window Manager.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:Always


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login as a normal user
2. Run switchdesk from command line by typing switchdesk GNOME or KDE
3. A UI starts up ( if switchdesk-gui RPM is installed )
4. Select the window manager that you want to change to.
5. Check the ~/.Xclients and ~/.Xclients-default to make sure that it has put in the correct window manager to be exec'ed.
6. Logout and log back in to see that your Window Manager is not changed.
  
Actual results:
Once I log back in my window Manager should have been the one I switched to but that's not the case.


Expected results:
Once I log back in my window Manager should have been the one I switched to but that's not the case.

Additional info: I haven't tried executing the window manager from .xinitrc I should probably try that one out.
2. http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=205434&highlight=switchdesk See this link

Comment 1 A S Alam 2008-12-17 06:57:01 UTC
I have tested and have problem with:
switchdesk-4.0.9-3.fc10.noarch

This problem also exist with Rawhide:
switchdesk-4.0.9-4.fc11.noarch

Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2009-05-12 08:51:21 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 204446 ***