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Bug 109650 - GDM does not save session preferences
GDM does not save session preferences
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-11-10 12:44 EST by Mike Lee
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-11 18:12:47 EDT
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Description Mike Lee 2003-11-10 12:44:50 EST
Description of problem:

Before logging in via the GDM graphical interface, GDM does not save
the "Session" choice.  For instance, if I select KDE as my session and
then after logging out and then log back in, it sets my session to the
GNOME desktop.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select KDE as your session at the GDM login screen
2. Log in with your user credentials
3. Log out of KDE
4. Don't select a session at the GDM and provide login credential.
   This will set your session to GNOME instead of KDE.

Actual results:
Logs into GNOME

Expected results:
Should log into KDE

Additional info:
Comment 1 Adam Pribyl 2003-12-17 13:33:05 EST
GDM saves them in .dmrc but does not read them on log in.
See my comments in bug #109749 for more.
Comment 2 Richard Gill 2004-08-18 14:08:16 EDT
For me, changing "ShowLastSession=false" into "ShowLastSession=true"
in /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf seems to do the trick...
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-11 18:12:47 EDT
Fedora Core 1 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.

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