Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125071
No good way to change the default session
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:44 EST
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
If you want to change your default desktop:
Shouldn't b 2 hard 4 Mr. average user.
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.
For reference, the upstream report is here:
Since the problem is currently being tracked upstream, let's follow
it's progress there.