Bug 147304 - Ability to choose 3rd party display manager.
Ability to choose 3rd party display manager.
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Blocks: FC4Target
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Reported: 2005-02-06 16:52 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:52 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 8.08-1
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Last Closed: 2005-04-15 13:54:49 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2005-02-06 16:52:41 EST
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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
managers.  

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Not applicable.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-04-15 13:54:49 EDT
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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