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Bug 108582 - switchdesk writes incorrect ~/.Xclients-$HOSTAME$DISPLAY
switchdesk writes incorrect ~/.Xclients-$HOSTAME$DISPLAY
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: switchdesk (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2003-10-30 07:18 EST by Don Himelrick
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-03 16:32:23 EST
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Description Don Himelrick 2003-10-30 07:18:23 EST
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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.

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Comment 1 Ngo Than 2004-02-03 16:32:23 EST
it's fixed in 4.0.0, which is available in rawhide

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