Bug 147304 - Ability to choose 3rd party display manager.
Summary: Ability to choose 3rd party display manager.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
Blocks: FC4Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-02-06 21:52 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-04-15 17:54:49 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2005-02-06 21:52:41 UTC
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Description of problem:
The current prefdm script chooses the display manager by looking at
the /etc/sysconfig/desktop file and reading the $DISPLAYMANAGER
variable.  This variable should usually be set to "KDE", "GNOME", etc
each with their own default manager.  If a user installs a 3rd party
display manager like entrance
(http://xcomputerman.com/pages/entrance.html), the user has no way to
be able to run it in the standard run level 6 without editing the
scripts themselves.  Suggested solution is to add another variable
that points to the binary of the display manager or allow a full path
to a display manager to be set via the $DISPLAYMANAGER.  If the
execution of this binary fails, log it and run one of the fallback

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
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Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-04-15 17:54:49 UTC
Will be added in 8.08-1. In the meantime, you can set 'preferred' directly in
/etc/sysconfig/desktop, and that should work.

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