Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 130267
Fedora-gdm does not recognize the Files in /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:47 EST
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Description of problem:
I have installed fvwm2
I have created /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/FVWM2
The new FVWM-Windowmanager can not be choosen at the gdm-Loginscreen.
Only the Gnome-Windowmanager and the Failsafe-Terminal is displayed
during the Choosing-Dialog.
When I start the Gnome-Windowmanager and log-out later, the Monitor
becomes black and the Computer dos not react to Keystrokes.
When I erase /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/FVWM2, gdm works well.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install fvwm2
2. creat /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/FVWM2
3. Try to choose the FVWM. It is not diplayed in the Coosing-Dialog.
Actual Results: FVWM2 is not diplayed in the Coosing Dialog at the
Expected Results: The Point FVWM2 should have been displayed, so that
I can choose this Point an then login with the fvwm-Windowmanager.
The Computer-Crash after logging out has nothing to do with the gdm.
If I change /etc/sysconfig/desktop
-----Begin original File-----
-----End original File-----
-----Begin new File-----
-----End new File-----
(Yes, the real Variablename is DISPLAYMANAGER !. DESKTOP IS WRONG
the kdm (KDE Display Manager) starts and the Computer crashes after
logging out as well.
So the Problem that is left as far as gdm ist concerned, is, that gdm
does not recognize the (executable) Files in the
DESKTOP is not so wrong as I said.
It is used by th Script in
I have just found out, that when I create a File
/etc/X11/dm/Sessions/gnome.desktop (that allready exists from the
rpm-Gnome-Package), I get the Point FVWM2 in the gdm-Session-Menue.
I have installed the original Fedora2-KDE-Package and there is no
/etc/X11/dm/Sessions/kde.desktop. There is only a
Strangely the Point KDE appears in the gdm-Session-Menue.
So there must be 2 different Ways to let the Menuepoints appear in the
I think, that there schould only be 1 right Way (how it is described
in the gdm-Dokumentation), to "edit" the gdm-Session-Menue.
I think, it is not good, that Fedora "invents" new Things, that differ
from the original gdm-Documentation. It is difficult enough to read
the original gdm-Documentation. I do not have the Time to learn
P.S. It is the first Time, that I have written Something into the
Errata. It would be helpful, if I could edit my previous Writings,
because there are a lot of Errors from my Side in there. I could so
save the Readers a lot of Time reading senseless Words and the
The second method you found is a new standardized way of adding items
to the session menu (that works with display managers other than GDM).
It is not in anyway Fedora specific. You were probably having problems
using the original method because you may have forgotton to put
execute permissions on your file.
Hope that helps.