Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439892
gnome-session-properties doesn't allow a "custom" session
Last modified: 2008-04-02 12:11:25 EDT
Description of problem:
gnome-session-properties allows 3 zillion different Gnome options to be set, but
there is no way to set a 'custom' session (specifically, one that gets you to
this code in /etc/X11/xinit/Xsession:
# otherwise, take default action
if [ -x "$HOME/.xsession" ]; then
exec -l $SHELL -c "$SSH_AGENT $HOME/.xsession"
It insists on invoking that script with $1=='gnome-session' and there's no
obvious way to change it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Some sites/users have special-case needs that are best addressed with a custom
non-Gnome session. There should be some way to configure this.
install xorg-x11-xinit-session and it should add an item to the session combo
box in gdm for you to run that file.
Confirming that xorg-x11-xinit-session provides the functionality I needed.
That might be worth a mention in the release notes - I don't know if that RPM is
flagged to install by default on a 9 install or upgrade.