Bug 211406 - /etc/X11/xinit/Xsession relies on switchdesk
/etc/X11/xinit/Xsession relies on switchdesk
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-xinit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Reported: 2006-10-18 18:02 EDT by Patrice Dumas
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.0.2-13.fc7
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Last Closed: 2006-11-21 18:32:19 EST
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Description Patrice Dumas 2006-10-18 18:02:16 EDT
Description of problem:

the kde and the twm cases rely on switchdesk to be present 
to be launched correctly. To be more robust in the kde case
(and in the twm case switchdesk has allready been tested)
I think the following could be used:

       if [ -x "$SWITCHDESKPATH/Xclients.kde" ]; then
           exec -l $SHELL -c "$SSH_AGENT $DBUS_LAUNCH $SWITCHDESKPATH/Xclients.kde";
       exec -l $SHELL -c "$SSH_AGENT $DBUS_LAUNCH startkde"

        # fall back to twm
       exec -l $SHELL -c "$SSH_AGENT $DBUS_LAUNCH twm"

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Comment 1 Kristian Høgsberg 2006-10-23 14:36:18 EDT
We already check the existance of a switchdesk file earlier in the script, so we
should just take out the switchdesk code and launch startkde or twm directly. 
Just built xorg-x11-xinit-1.0.2-13.fc7 in rawhide with this patch:

@@ -62,11 +57,11 @@ case $# in
        exec -l $SHELL -c "$SSH_AGENT $DBUS_LAUNCH gnome-session"
-       exec -l $SHELL -c "$SSH_AGENT $DBUS_LAUNCH $SWITCHDESKPATH/Xclients.kde"
+       exec -l $SHELL -c "$SSH_AGENT $DBUS_LAUNCH startkde"
         # fall back to twm
-       exec -l $SHELL -c "$SSH_AGENT $DBUS_LAUNCH $SWITCHDESKPATH/Xclients.twm"
+       exec -l $SHELL -c "$SSH_AGENT $DBUS_LAUNCH twm"
        # GDM provies either a command line as the first argument or

As for kde1 and kde2, switchdesk should provide symlinks if those cases are
still relevant (probably not in rawhide).

Once rawhide starts pulling from fc7 this change should be available there.
Comment 2 Patrice Dumas 2006-11-21 18:32:19 EST
This seems to be fixed, closing RAWHIDE. The need to have 
Xsession.d/Xsession.$wm script for any desktop should 
certainly be added to the guidelines.

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