Bug 137274 - prefdm does not correctly fall back to installed DMs
Summary: prefdm does not correctly fall back to installed DMs
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2004-10-27 06:38 UTC by Isam Bayazidi
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 7.93.1-1
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Last Closed: 2004-10-27 19:25:00 UTC
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Description Isam Bayazidi 2004-10-27 06:38:13 UTC
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Description of problem:
the /etc/X11/prefdm looks for the DISPLAYMANAGER in the
/etc/sysconfig/display while in the file /etc/sysconfig/display there
is  DESKTOP.

I am installing a Fedorda Core without Gnome, but with KDE instead,
thus gdm (the first option for fallback in prefdm) is not there, and
for some reason, it does not reach kdm, and X is not started upon init 5.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
initscripts-7.93-1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC without Gnome, with KDE instead
2. Reboot
3. Enter init 5
    

Actual Results:  X not started, DESKTOP setting in
/etc/sysconfig/display is not considered by prefdm

Expected Results:  settings in /etc/sysconfig/display to be considered

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-10-27 16:18:03 UTC
That's intentional; DISPLAYMANAGER is a separate config setting.

If you run it by hand, where does it exit?

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2004-10-27 19:25:00 UTC
Fixed in 7.93.1-1. Oops.

(Adding shopt -s execfail to prefdm should make it work for you.)


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