Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137274
prefdm does not correctly fall back to installed DMs
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:49:57 EDT
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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
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC without Gnome, with KDE instead
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
That's intentional; DISPLAYMANAGER is a separate config setting.
If you run it by hand, where does it exit?
Fixed in 7.93.1-1. Oops.
(Adding shopt -s execfail to prefdm should make it work for you.)