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Bug 42993 - startx hangs after switchdesk from gnome to kde and then from kde back to gnome
startx hangs after switchdesk from gnome to kde and then from kde back to gnome
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: switchdesk (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-05-31 02:10 EDT by Joachim Backes
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-24 18:00:24 EST
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Description Joachim Backes 2001-05-31 02:10:49 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.5 i686)

Description of problem:
When having a running gnome session, then switch to a kde session with
switchdesk, then switch within the kde session back to the gnome session
(using switchdesk again), and then starting X with startx, the gnome
session is not started  (no gnome logo appears), but the desktop hangs.
After rebooting my system, startx is starting the gnome session correctly.

Remark: I don't use a X display manager, but start X directly from the
linux console.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.see error description

Actual Results:  the X desktop hangs

Expected Results:  a correctly started gnome

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Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2002-08-06 08:59:28 EDT
Please try again with the latest package. I've tested this according to your 
description and had no problems at all.

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