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Bug 125071 - No good way to change the default session
No good way to change the default session
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2004-06-02 11:10 EDT by Shawn Smout
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-08 15:11:03 EST
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Description Shawn Smout 2004-06-02 11:10:29 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040510

Description of problem:
As far as I can tell, there is no good way in any of the graphical
tools to change the default session.  It seems the best place for this
would be in gdmconfig, so I have also submitted this bug directly with
Gnome.  However, there is the OS-specific /etc/sysconfig/desktop
(which is not sufficient, since the average user would not know it
exists), so the OS ought to have a user-friendly GUI way to change
that file, especially if Gnome doesn't add such an option soon.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to figure out how to change your session (assuming you are an
average user who does not use the command line).
2.There isn't one.

Additional info:
Comment 1 goahead 2004-06-02 21:31:40 EDT
If you want to change your default desktop:
Try preferences->desktop-switcher
Shouldn't b 2 hard 4 Mr. average user.
Comment 2 Shawn Smout 2004-06-11 13:24:40 EDT
I probably should have specified that I was using KDE, not Gnome; that
menu item is not there in KDE, although most configuration utilities
are present in both desktops.  So this is a bug at least for KDE
users, if not for Gnome users.
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-11-08 15:11:03 EST
For reference, the upstream report is here:


Since the problem is currently being tracked upstream, let's follow
it's progress there.

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