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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.1) Gecko/20031027
Description of problem:
switchdesk produces a file in your home directory named
and an .Xclients file that that looks for ~/.Xclients-$HOSTAME$DISPLAY
which on my system expands to .Xclients-masta1.don:1
Since the file doesn't exits, it fails the if [ -e ] and .Xclients defaults to
~/.Xclients-default, which doesn't exist either. Kaboom!
Rename Xclients-masta1.don:1.0 to Xclients-masta1.don:1 and everything works.
BTW, I did this on Alt-F8, using startx -- :1, with Alt-F7 already running an X
session. I ran switchdesk-gnome and chose "for the current display only" and
saved. When I tried regular old startx again with no X display running, it
crashed because there was (correctly) no Xclients-masta1.don:0 file and because
(incorrectly?) there was no .Xclients-default.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. See above
it's fixed in 4.0.0, which is available in rawhide