Bug 104367 - 'switchdesk' message always appears after entering password on login
'switchdesk' message always appears after entering password on login
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 104287
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-09-13 11:48 EDT by Andre Robatino
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:58:34 EST
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Description Andre Robatino 2003-09-13 11:48:40 EDT
Description of problem:
  Immediately after entering my password on the login screen, the following
message appears:

You have chosen Default System Session for this session.
If you wish to make Default System Session the default for
future sessions,
run the 'switchdesk' utility
(System->Desktop Switching Tool from the panel menu).

I have never changed any of the defaults.  Following the instructions doesn't
make the message go away, it always appears.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gdm-2.4.4.0-2

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Enter username and password on login screen.

Actual results:
  "switchdesk' message appears.  I click on "OK" and log in as usual.

Expected results:
  Should be logged in without 'switchdesk' message.

Additional info:
  Downgrading to the original gdm-2.4.1.3-8 package from Severn eliminates the
problem.  When I upgrade back to gdm-2.4.4.0-2, it comes back.
Comment 1 Féliciano Matias 2003-09-13 13:11:15 EDT
Same problem here.
But I can't reproduce this with a new account.
However i fix this with the $HOME/.dmrc file.

.dmrc broken :
[Desktop]
Session=gnome.desktop

.dmrc that works :
[Desktop]
Session=Default.desktop
Comment 2 Elton Woo 2003-09-13 14:10:12 EDT
This is fixed with gdm-2.4.4.0-2 from rawhide. The login manager now
shows three choices: 1. Default 
                     #i.e. Gnome
                     2. KDE
                     3. Failsafe.
IMHO, this bug can be marked as "closed"
Comment 3 Kaj J. Niemi 2003-09-13 16:31:01 EDT
No, this is still a probem with gdm-2.4.4.0-2.

Comment 4 Kaj J. Niemi 2003-09-13 16:31:59 EDT
This is a duplicate bug of #104287.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-15 18:42:30 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 104287 ***
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:58:34 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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