Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126770
switchdesk-ui not installed for Workstation install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:45 EST
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Description of problem:
When install type "Workstation" is selected, the 'switchdesk'
command-line utility is installed, but its UI is not.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC-2 through FC-2 DVD
2. Select "Workstation" installation
3. On completion, check the Preferences menu for the Switch Desktop
Actual Results: Switch Desktop utility is not present.
Expected Results: Switch Desktop utility should be present.
Can be installed manually by selecting the switchdesk-ui rpm from the DVD.
Reassigning to comps.
Than -- why is the gui of switchdesk split out anyway? I can't really
think of a convincing reason where switchdesk would be useful when you
_don't_ have a gui installed.
With new switchdesk-4.0.x, you can now run it in either graphic mode
or text mode.
The switchdesk package is the main package, which only supports text
mode and -gui the graphic mode.
We should add switchdesk and switchdesk-gui in comps!
To run in graphical mode, the "switchdesk-gui" package needs to be
Also the menu item on the Sytem Preferences menu is installed only
when the "switchdesk-gui" package is installed.
Thanks for the quick follow-up.
I thought switchdesk was supposed to be dead, and the switching handled through
gdm instead? I don't know the details of this, but maybe jrb does.