Bug 103292 - need kde session desktop file
Summary: need kde session desktop file
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Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Blocks: CambridgeBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-08-28 16:00 UTC by Alexander Larsson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:57 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-29 16:02:38 UTC
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The session desktop file used for gnome. (1.84 KB, text/plain)
2003-08-29 08:02 UTC, Alexander Larsson
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Description Alexander Larsson 2003-08-28 16:00:01 UTC
The new gdm uses a new common session format. To make gdm pick up KDE for its
list of session kde needs top put a /etc/X11/dm/Sessions/KDE.desktop file (note
the 'dm' is not 'gdm'), similar to the gnome.desktop one. The Exec= line in
there is the argument passed to Xsession.

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2003-08-28 16:48:03 UTC
could you please give more infos about the syntax of desktop file? thanks

Comment 2 George Lebl 2003-08-28 18:47:21 UTC
The .desktop file is pretty much like the desktop files from
www.freedesktop.org.  Except only a subset of the functionality is used, for
example icons are not yet used, and TryExec is not implemented yet either.  The
Exec= line can additionally be 'default' (runs system default) 'custom' (runs
~/.xsession) or 'failsafe' (run a failsafe xterm).  In the rh Xsession, custom
and default would really be the same since by default we run a custom like
session.  KDM will at some point support the same setup.

Comment 3 Alexander Larsson 2003-08-29 08:02:14 UTC
Created attachment 94061 [details]
The session desktop file used for gnome.

I haven't managed to build the new gdm just yet, so here I'm attaching how the
gnome session desktop file looks. I hope to get the new gdm built today.

Comment 4 Ngo Than 2003-08-29 16:02:38 UTC
it's fixed in kdebase-3.1.3-7.

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